Canada’s embassy in Amman has turn out to be concerned within the try and deport a Jordanian citizen who unfold Islamic State propaganda on-line whereas dwelling in B.C. as a refugee, a listening to heard Thursday.
A liaison officer on the Canadian Embassy has been requested to talk to Jordanian authorities following Othman Ayed Hamdan’s repeated refusals to co-operate together with his deportation order.
The request was made by a Canada Border Companies Company removals officer in Vancouver.
“The removals officer is ready for a response to this request that he made to Jordanian authorities through the CBSA liaison officer in Amman,” a CBSA official Randal Hyland stated on the listening to.
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The deportation case is the primary to focus on an alleged, on-line ISIS supporter.
The Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) ordered Hamdan’s deportation in October on the grounds he was a hazard to Canada’s safety. He was additionally stripped of his refugee standing.
The federal government was presupposed to deport Hamdan “as quickly as doable,” however his Jordanian passport has expired and he has refused to fill out the paperwork required to acquire a brand new one.
The newest try and elicit his co-operation occurred on Dec. 6, when a CBSA removals officer visited Hamdan on the Fraser Regional Correctional Centre, the place he’s being detained.
After chatting with his lawyer on the telephone, Hamdan learn an announcement to the CBSA officer saying that contacting the Jordanian authorities was “untimely and ill-advised.”
In consequence, the CBSA has requested its liaison officer in Amman to see if the Jordanian authorities will enable a deportation to happen utilizing an expired Jordanian passport and nationwide identification card.
The CBSA has Hamdan’s identification card and two of his expired passports.
Hamdan arrived on the B.C. border from Washington State in 2002, and made a refugee declare based mostly on what the CBSA now calls a fictitious story about changing to Christianity.
In 2014, whereas dwelling in Fort St. John, B.C., he started posting messages on Fb that “recognized infrastructure in Canada which could possibly be targets for assault,” based on the IRB.
He additionally “inspired lone wolves within the West who couldn’t journey overseas to hold out assaults at dwelling,” the IRB stated in its ruling, which discovered Hamdan had promoted the “social media agenda” of ISIS.
Whereas Hamdan was acquitted of terrorism expenses, the Refugee Board dominated he was a hazard to safety and ordered his deportation. Hamdan has appealed the choice to the Federal Courtroom.
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Hamdan declined to take part in Thursday’s detention listening to after claiming he was a sufferer of persecution and that the proceedings exacerbated his numerous issues.
“Because of the malicious prosecution that I endured by the hands of the minister and RCMP and Crown representatives, and a felony matter which I used to be acquitted of, I’ve developed a large number of psychological issues,” he stated.
Hyland requested the IRB to maintain Hamdan in detention, citing a latest authorities report that referred to as “Sunni Islamist extremism” Canada’s prime terrorist menace and described how ISIS incited supporters to assault the West.
The 2018 Public Report on the Terrorist Menace to Canada additionally recalled how the 2 lethal terrorist assaults that adopted in Canada in October 2014 had been praised on-line by ISIS supporters.
“These supporters embody Hamdan,” Hyland stated.
The IRB stated it might rule on Hamdan’s detention subsequent Wednesday.