Sept 24 EDMONTON – An extradition hearing is scheduled for Monday for terrorism suspect Faruq Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa, who was arrested at his Edmonton apartment nearly two years ago on charges he helped kill five U.S. soldiers in a 2009 suicide-bomb attack in Iraq.
“I believe that the allegations against me are based on statements from individuals who have been tortured,” said ‘Isa, an Iraqi-Canadian. His lawyer Bob Aloneissi argued, Canadian values should prevent that evidence from being admissible against his client.
Edmonton Court of Queen’s Justice Adam Germain concluded that most of ‘Isa’s claims were hearsay. Germain also noted much of the evidence that will be used in ‘Isa’s extradition hearing comes directly from him, either through his computer or wiretaps on his phone during the investigation against him.
Taking a lead from Khadr in using the “torture gambit”?