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Friday, June 19, 2009

"Classified note on US-Canadian embassy contact about Abousfian Abdelrazik currently exiled in the Sudan," Wikileaks, July 19, 2006.

June 17, 2009

This previously unreleased document describes a demarche by the US Government on the orders of the White House to the Government of Canada, concerning the wish to have Abousfian Abdelrazik, a man wrongly accused of terrorism, prosecuted in the USA. Mr. Abdelrazik is currently being exiled in Sudan by the Government of Canada, and this document suggests it is because of US pressure. The current issue of The Economist, the internationally-known news magazine, has a brief story on the Abdelrazik case, demonstrating its significance.

The document was obtained under the Privacy Act, but it appears that the person censoring it made an error and did not completely black out the document (hundreds of other pages were blacked out).

  Dickson's main message was that the US would like Canada's assistance in putting together a criminal case against Abedelrazik so that he could be charged in the US.

Read a transcript of the scanned document here =>

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