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Fourth Consecutive Eid Without Our Son, Abdulrahman

Fourth Consecutive Eid Without Our Son, Abdulrahman

As Muslims in Canada and around the world get ready to celebrate Eid al-Adha tomorrow, which honours the relationship between Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) and his son Ismael, it will be our fourth...

Family drives 2000 km to Visit Abdulrahman

Family drives 2000 km to Visit Abdulrahman

Abdulrahman was recently transferred from Virginia to Kentucky USP Big Sandy Prison. The drive took us 10 hours each way. We left Friday evening and arrived Saturday morning. We drove 2000 km to...

Abdulrahman Poetry – Solitary Confinement

Abdulrahman Poetry – Solitary Confinement

Solitary Confinement,  February 11, 2020 When you’re alone in a cell, only walls you see, Time you can’t tell and no contact with humanity, No people to touch and no one to see, Your mind is your...

Family Visits Abdulrahman in

Family Visits Abdulrahman in

Today we drove to visit Abdulrahman at the the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Gilmer which is a medium-security United States federal prison for male inmates in West Virginia....

Lawyers appeal decision of Justice Berman

Lawyers appeal decision of Justice Berman

November 14, 2019: Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy appealed to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York’s conviction of his plea of guilty to the 7 charges that led to Judge...

RCMP Accesses CAMH Records

RCMP Accesses CAMH Records

RCMP Const. Peter Simmons sent an urgent memo to the health records department at CAMH requesting they confirm the existence of any medical records pertaining to El-Bahnasawy. The RCMP was aware of...

FBI Informant Introduces Abdulrahman to Plot

FBI Informant Introduces Abdulrahman to Plot

From January 2016 to April 2016: Abulrahman was informed by the recruiter about a plot to be committed in the United States and was encouraged to participate. Abdulrahman was communicating -...

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"What makes this story even more disturbing is that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) knowingly participated in this sting with the FBI. They unlawfully obtained Abdulrahman’s medical records that described his mental health vulnerabilities and provided them to the FBI to better manipulate this damaged youth.

This raises serious human rights concerns of discriminatory investigations, targeting vulnerable youths such as Abdulrahman, who had no previous history of violence or criminality, until drawn in by a U.S. government actively involved in developing the plot, persuading and pressuring the target to participate."

Dennis Edney

Canadian Defence lawyer