OTTAWA CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAWYER – In Canada, it can be tricky and frustrating to sue the government for negligence in an international human rights case.
But one Canadian and his remarkable legal battle have already begun changing the odds for plaintiffs in this type of dispute.
Abousfian Abdelrazik is moving forward with his lawsuit to seek $27 million in damages from the Canadian government, after he was allegedly held and tortured in Sudan. He claims the government did not do enough to protect him while he was there.
Abdelrazik, originally a Sudanese refugee, went back to visit the country in 2003. He was placed on a United Nations no-fly list due to suspected terrorism links – a move he claims was orchestrated by the Canadian government – and held there for more than five years, spending time in Sudanese prisons and 14 months living at the Canadian embassy in Khartoum.
As Abdelrazik’s struggle continues, the lawyers at our firm and many others are awaiting the outcome with great interest. After all, the case is already a historical one – it’s the first time a federal court has agreed to make Canada’s government legally accountable in a case of alleged foreign torture.
Paul Champ, the lawyer representing Abdelrazik in this legal case, is a recognized expert in cases involving human rights, torture, detainment, and other related legal areas. His Champ & Associates web site offers helpful resources and media articles on these subjects.
Have you recently become involved in an Ontario terrorism or extradition case? An experienced and reputable criminal defence lawyer can help provide the answers and assistance you need. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact the Ottawa lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth by phone (613) 233-4529 or by email [email protected].