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Canadian Arab Federation’s Series of Fundraising Dinners for Canada’s Disowned Citizens: “DISOWNING CANADIANS ABROAD”

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Canadian Arab Federation’s Series of Fundraising Dinners for Canada’s Disowned Citizens:

“DISOWNING CANADIANS ABROAD”

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Join us for an amazing night of food, entertainment, and discussion as part of  The Canadian Arab Federation’s Series of Fundraising Dinners for Canada’s  disowned Citizens.

There will be Arab-themed music with traditional instruments as well as Speakers who will address our Theme of the evening – “Disowning Canadians abroad”

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Mr. HADAYT NAZAMI

Mr. Hadayt Nazami is an experienced immigration and refugee lawyer based in Toronto. He was called to the bar in July 2004 and practices in the area of immigration and refugee protection law as an associate at the law firm, Jackman & Associates. Mr. Nazami has represented clients in a number of high profile cases involving Canada’s anti-terrorism laws and immigration security certificates. He was one of the counselors who represented Ahmad Abou ElMaati prior to and during the Iacobucci Internal Inquiry and has also represented British MP George Galloway and the Canadian Arab Federation in their cases against Conservative Minister Jason Kenney.

Ms. SUAD HAGI MOHAMUD

Ms. Mohamud is a Somalian-born citizen of Canada who was detained and Stranded in Nairobi, Kenya for three months. Mohamud was detained and her passport was seized when she attempted to board a flight from Nairobi to Toronto May 21. She had been barred from leaving Kenya after authorities said her lips did not look the way they did in her four-year-old passport photo. She arrived back in Canada on August 15, 2009 after being trapped in Nairobi since May 21 2009. Canadian consular officials branded her an “impostor” and accused her of using a false passport. Suaad was subjected to DNA testing in Canada from her son and ex-husband to confirm her identity.

Mr. FARAZ SIDDIQUI

Mr. Siddiqui is a 24-year old Canadian citizen of Pakistani background who was arrested in Lebanon for overstaying his visa, despite visa exclusions covering Canadians visiting Lebanon. He was suspected of terrorist activities due to his frequent visits to Palestinian camps on United Nations missions, where he was an intern. Throughout the ordeal, the Canadian consulate remained on the sidelines, refusing to investigate the allegations. He spent nearly a week in maximum security prison before being released without any charges.

Mr. ABOUSFIAN ABDELRAZIK

Mr. Abousfian Abdelrazik is a Sudanese-born Canadian citizen wrongfully accused of having ties to al-Qaeda in 2003. He was cleared of all charges following multiple investigations by the Sudanese government, CSIS and the RCMP. However, he was banned from returning to Canada for a prolonged period of time since he remained on the United Nations terrorist no-fly list. Canada refused to grant him travel papers and otherwise blocked his return to his home in Montreal even after he managed to find an airline willing to transport him, and despite the fact that the UN blacklist explicitly allows for him to return to a country of citizenship.

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ll Entertainment ll

Oud Player KARIM SULTAN

Poet BOONAA MOHAMMED

and more!

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: Blind Duck Restaurant, Student Centre, University of Toronto
Mississauga

Street: 3359 Mississauga Road North L5L 1C6

City/Town: Mississauga, ON
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For directions please visit: http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/index.php?id=8709

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ll Ticket Prices ll

Student Rate: $20.00
General Rate: $50.00

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TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

1)      Call CAF at 416-493-8635

2)     Visit CAF’s office: 1057 McNicoll Ave. Scarborough ON

3)     Visit Palestine House: 3195 Erindale Station Rd. Mississauga ON

4)     Pay through Paypal
<https://www.paypal.com/ca/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=iXvfBZfxU5CBC2M4
6fp1yL9txGGXeLv-BFHa9dK2ZA_ZnO8mBjtf2JE1dE8&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1fb6947b0
aeae66fdbfb2119927117e3a6765c403f4977abcf> here (Please indicate that
payment is for “Ticket for CAF Fundraiser Dinner”)

This event has been sponsored and endorsed by the University of Toronto
Mississauga Students Union (U.T.M.S.U)
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CAF raises awareness of issues that affect the Canadian Arab community and achieves this objective through education, public awareness, media relations and non-partisan government relations

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