“He was convicted in Egypt in absentia in 1999 for offenses relating to the Vanguards of Conquest’s activities and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.” He should be given a sumptuous flat next door to the home of this Canadian federal court judge. “Canadian court frees Egyptian terrorist,” from AFP, November 30 (thanks to all who sent this in):
OTTAWA — A federal court on Monday ordered the release of an Egyptian man convicted of terrorism in his home country and who was later detained in Canada for eight years as a possible national security threat.
“The court is satisfied that the threat Mr. (Mohamed) Mahjoub poses to national security or the safety of any person can be neutralized by the imposition of conditions on his release from detention,” said the ruling.
Mahjoub came to Canada in 1995 and was granted refugee status the following year.
He was detained in 2000 under a rarely-used security measure that permits secret court hearings and indefinite jailing of foreigners suspected of terror ties, without charges.
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service alleged Mahjoub was a high-ranking member of an Egyptian Islamic terrorist organization, the Vanguards of Conquest — a radical wing of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad or Al Jihad.
He was convicted in Egypt in absentia in 1999 for offenses relating to the Vanguards of Conquest’s activities and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.
In 2007, Canada’s Supreme Court ordered his release after quashing the anti-terrorism measure used to detain him, as unconstitutional….