Tuesday, May 4, 2010

[wvns] Former terror detainee sues feds for false imprisonment

Former terror detainee Hassan Almrei sues feds for false imprisonment
The Canadian Press
May 04, 2010
http://www.am770chqr.com/News/National/Article.aspx?id=210353


OTTAWA - A Syrian-born man who was held for more than eight years on a national security certificate is suing the federal government for negligence and false imprisonment.

Hassan Almrei filed his claim today in Ontario Superior Court.

In mid-December, Federal Court Justice Richard Mosley struck down the security certificate against Almrei, who was arrested in October 2001 on terror suspicions.

Almrei, 36, came to Canada in January 1999 on a false United Arab Emirates passport and attained refugee status the following year.

Mosley said there were reasonable grounds to believe Almrei was a security danger when he was detained just after the 9-11 attacks — but there's no reason to support that belief now.

Almrei, whose claims have not been proven in court, is seeking $16 million in damages.

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