A convicted of terrorism challenge the citizenship revocation procedure

dessin-justice-misbahuddin-ahmed-datantOttawa man serving time for terrorism asks the court to stop the federal attempt to withdraw his Canadian citizenship.

In a motion filed in federal court, Misbahuddin Ahmed says the government is based on articles unconstitutional strip him of his citizenship.

He argues that these items are similar to cruel and unusual treatment and that they violate the principles of fundamental justice.

Misbahuddin Ahmed is the latest in contention to challenge the new law that allows the government to withdraw citizenship to a person convicted of terrorism, treason or espionage – provided that the latter has dual citizenship.

The 31-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years in 2014 after being found guilty of conspiracy to facilitate a terrorist activity and participation in the activities of a terrorist group.

Double punishment

The application in the Federal Court stated that the law violates the principle that a person can not be punished twice for the same offense.

Last week, the federal government has stripped of his Canadian citizenship extremist Islamist cause a plot to carry out attacks in downtown Toronto to terrorize the population and to paralyze the economy.

Member of the group dubbed “The Toronto 18” Zakaria Amara was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2010 with no possibility of parole before 2016 after admitting his role in the project, which was intended in particular to force Canada to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.

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