In the wake of the Supreme Court of Canada upholding the national security certificate against terror suspect Mohamed Harkat, the head of Amnesty International Canada speaks to reporters. Alex Neve expresses disappointment and points out that the Supreme Court ruling rejecting Harkat's constitutional challenge doesn't reference a single international human rights standard.
Harkat, a former pizza delivery man, was born in Algeria and granted refugee status in Canada in 1997. After being arrested in 2002 and accused of being an al-Qaeda sleeper agent, he spent four years in custody and seven more years under house arrest. Harkat was detained without a trial under the provisions of the security certificate.