Final arguments in Harkat case

Final arguments in the case of accused terrorist Mohamed Harkat will begin on Tuesday, March 30 in Federal Court. In 2002, he was declared a national security threat and was detained under a security certificate which allows the government to present evidence in secret. Harkat’s lawyers contend that the government committed various abuses of his Charter rights and in particular, the right to a full and fair defense by having access to all of the evidence against him held in secret by CSIS. They argue that the case should be stayed.