Department of Justice Canada
DFAIT Legal Services Unit
Dear Mr. Hameed:
Re: Mr. Abousfian Abdelrazik request for an emergency passport
Pursuant to Section 10.1 of the Canadian Passport Order the Minister of Foreign Affairs has decided to refuse your client's request for an emergency passport.
Previous DFAIT corespondence on Abdelrazik :
July 13, 2005
Odette Gaudet-Fee, senior Foreign Affairs official in Ottawa,
To David Hutchings, head of the Canadian embassy in Khartoum:
"I wish I had a magic wand and make this case go away ... I find it unethical to hold him like this in limbo with no future, no hope and all because ...
Obviously I cannot address the issue of the no-fly list "
Odette Gaudet-Fee :
"[Mr. Abdelrazik] has reached the end of his rope, he has no money, no future, very little freedom and no hope. Should this case break wide open in the media, we may have a lot to explaining to do."
Sean Robertson, Director of Consular Case Management
Foreign Affairs :
"Since October of 2003, the government of Canada has provided a high level of consular assistance and support to Mr. Abdelrazik"
April 30, 2008
Transport Canada :
"Transport Canada and other senior Government of Canada officials should be mindful of the potential reaction of our U.S. counterparts to Abdelrazik's return to Canada as he is on the U.S. No-Fly List and the Department of Treasury's Specially Designated Nationals and blocked Persons."
"Deepak Obhrai, the junior foreign affairs minister, met Mr. Abdelrazik at the embassy.
Mr. Abdelrazik said they quizzed him about why he came to Canada in the first place and asked about his views on Israel."
Very good summation of Abdelrazik's plight on yesterday's The Current
Skdadl says if you send Abousfian Abdelrazik a message of support at firstname.lastname@example.org , he'll definitely get it.
And while you're at it, send Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon a fucking cluebat :
Telephone: (613) 992-5516 ... Fax: (613) 992-6802
EMail: CannoL@parl.gc.ca .