Montreal Gazette, Saturday, March 14, 2009
And another thing...
Concise comments on some current topics
Doing the right thing
More than 100 Canadians risked up to 10 years in jail
each by raising enough money to fly Abousfian Abdelrazik
home from Sudan, where he has been a virtual prisoner in
the Canadian embassy for about a year.
In spite of the fact that he has never been charged
with a crime, Abdelrazik, a Canadian citizen, remains on
the United Nations terror list at the request of the
United States. Canada's sweeping anti-terror laws forbid
Canadians to give money to anyone on the terror list.
But the donors have done the right thing, making up
in some small measure for the disgraceful behaviour of
the Canadian government that seems to have thrown up
every obstacle it could think of to block Abdelrazik's
return to Canada.