Settlement Paid by Canadian Government to Ahmad Elmaati and Muayyed Nureddin Receives National Media Coverage
- Posted by Jennifer Saville
- On October 26, 2017
A settlement paid by the Canadian government to Ahmad Elmaati and Muayyed Nureddin has received national media coverage after details of the confidential settlement were apparently leaked by government officials in the wake of controversy over a similar settlement with Omar Khadr. Phil Tunley acted for the two Muslim Canadians in their settled claims against CSIS and the RCMP, based on their complicity in the torture of the men in Syria and Egypt after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Prime Minister Trudeau is quoted in a CTV report defending the settlement as “the cost of governments failing to stand up for peoples’ rights”. In subsequent reporting, two Conservative MP (one a former Minister of Justice) were quoted to say the men “deserved” the compensation they were paid.