Calgary man in Algerian prison on terrorism charge a ‘whipping boy’ of CSIS: lawyer

The federal government isn’t doing enough to help a Calgary man who has been held for more than a year in a prison in Algeria on charges of belonging to a terrorism group, says one of his lawyers.

Gary Caroline, a Vancouver-based lawyer, sent a letter to Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland calling on the ministry to “act quickly and decisively to secure” the release of Adberrahmane Ghanem, who will soon go on trial.

Another Din do nuffin…

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  • andycanuck

    I wonder if Gary’s working entirely pro bono?

    • Alain

      No, it is more likely that we taxpayers are footing the bill, once again. He may also be getting foreign money, but he is not working pro bono.

    • Will Quest

      There’s boy toy privileges and bags of gov. money for unnecessary incarceration ……..

  • Spatchcocked

    Small world.
    I hired Mr Caroline for two different matters in the last ten years.

    Batting average 0 percent.

    • canminuteman

      Maybe this is the only work he can get now?

    • k1962

      Let’s hope he continues that record with this case.

  • Exile1981

    Such a good boy, just hang out with a group of known terrorists all of whom went to Syria to fight. He used to study the Koran with said known terrorists but he wasn’t anymore radical then dad or other family members.

    An Algerian website says he was part of a group of two men arrested together who were tied to terrorism https://www.dzbreaking.com/2017/05/18/terrorism-algerian-canadian-ghanem-abdelrahman-submitted-court-june-13/

  • JoKeR

    The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration has a list of preferred immigrants with training in certain employment categories.

    I am sure under the Liberals “terrorist” has been added to that list as a career where we have a severe shortage of qualified people.

  • occupant 9

    This young jihadi has all the “values” that PM Treason prefers to us regular “Canadians” that have no national identity or too much common sense.

    • Canadian Born

      What the hell is the matter with Canadians? Like our former moron of an immigration minister liked to say, a Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian, the same saying should say a terrorist is a terrorist is a terrorist. For God sake leave him over there.

  • k1962

    Algeria can keep their citizen. It would be best for Canada. These people seem to love travelling back to the Middle East for nefarious reasons. We don’t need them here. This is an example of where diversity is NOT our strength.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Let him rot. I certainly don’t want this Canadian of convenience back

  • WalterBannon

    Hey, why not make him a cabinet minister too!

  • Frances

    ‘…..calling on the ministry to “act quickly and decisively…”…’. And, assuming the ministry is capable of such actions (which is extremely doubtful), just what influence does the idiot lawyer think Canada can bring to bear on Algeria anyway? It’s always the same when a dual citizen gets in trouble back in the home country: demonstrations galore to say Canada should do “something” but never any acknowledgment that Canada’s influence is minimal, let alone that said dual citizen was an idiot to return “home” anyway.