In ISIS Beatles case, UK Appeal Court rules that complying with some US MLATs to hand over evidence in an investigation is unlawful; relevant for Canada as well

Cruel and unusual punishment Everything I know about the Eighth Amendment and death penalty jurisprudence, I learned from former US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, from whom I had the privilege of studying law during a course on international human rights and constitutional law. US Supreme Court Justice Kennedy, as he was then, was not […]

Six Indicted in US for Funding ISIS Using Money Services Businesses that Routed Funds to Conduit Countries

Terrorist Financing for ISIS using online Payment Processors and MSBs from US Routed to Turkey and Saudi Arabia The USDOJ indicted six people this week for terrorist financing who are alleged to have used money services businesses to finance the Islamic State (“ISIS“) and to supply war-related goods to members of ISIS. According to the […]

Arrest of the Queen of ISIS sheds light on terrorist financing through Lebanese charities for refugees

According to an article in the Washington Post, the arrest of Saja Hamid al Dulaimi, the ex-wife of the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has shed light on terrorist financing methods used by ISIS in Lebanon. The Queen of ISIS was arrested in November 2014, attempting to enter Lebanon with her daughter, […]

Supreme Court of Canada upholds terrorism conviction and sentence of life imprisonment

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an appeal by convicted terrorist Mohammed Khawaja from a decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal that upheld his conviction for terrorism under the Anti-Terrorism Act and had imposed a sentence of life imprisonment plus 24 years on Khawaja for his crimes.

Supreme Court of Canada dismisses extradition appeal of alleged terrorist financier

Extradition Appeal Dismissed The Supreme Court of Canada today refused an appeal by Suresh Sriskandarajah from the Ontario Court of Appeal upholding an order for his extradition to the United States to face charges of terrorist financing and money laundering.

Canada appeals decision staying extradition of Khadr to Supreme Court of Canada

The Canadian government has applied for leave to appeal a decision staying the extradition of Abdullah Khadr to the Supreme Court of Canada. In May of this year,  the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a lower court decision staying Khadr’s extradition. The Canadian government is arguing that it’s ability to comply with international obligations could […]

Supreme Court of Canada agrees to hear appeal of terrorism law

The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to Mohammed Khawaja to appeal the decision of Ontario Court of Appeal that upheld his conviction for terrorist activity financing and other terrorism-related charges under the Anti-Terrorism Act.  The Ontario Court of Appeal called Khawaja’s initial 101/2 year sentence “manifestly unfit” and substituted it for a sentence of life […]

Ontario Court of Appeal upholds extradition of former refugee accused of terrorism and money laundering in U.S.

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld an order extraditing Suresh Sriskandarajah, also known as “Waterloo Suresh”, to the U.S. to face allegations of terrorist financing and money laundering. Sriskandarajah is a Sri Lankan former refugee who immigrated to Canada twenty years ago. He was arrested in 2006 as a result of a joint FBI […]

Ontario court reserves judgement on extradition of suspected terrorist and money launderer

Suresh Sriskandarajah, also know as “Waterloo Suresh,” a Sri Lankan refugee to Canada being sought by the U.S. on terrorism and money laundering charges, is free on bail while the Ontario Court of Appeal decides whether to allow his appeal of a decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granting an order committing him […]

Terrorist financing charge laid in alleged terrorism plot in Canada

Three Canadian citizens, Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh, 30 and Misbahuddin Ahmed, 26, both of Ottawa and Khurram Syed Sher, 28, of London, Ont., have been charged in an alleged terrorism plot in Canada. Alizadeh, the alleged ring-leader of the group, is also charged with terrorist financing for allegedly making property or financial services available to a […]