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Sayfildin Tahir Sharif appears in court in Edmonton on Jan. 20, 2011 in this artist's sketch. The lawyer for Sharif, a Canadian man suspected of supporting a terrorist group, says his client will fight extradition to the United States. (Amanda McRoberts/CP/Amanda McRoberts/CP)
Sayfildin Tahir Sharif appears in court in Edmonton on Jan. 20, 2011 in this artist's sketch. The lawyer for Sharif, a Canadian man suspected of supporting a terrorist group, says his client will fight extradition to the United States. (Amanda McRoberts/CP/Amanda McRoberts/CP)

Extradition case

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In the past decade, Canada has received 17 applications, including the pending one for Sayfildin Tahir Sharif, to extradite accused terrorists. The vast majority have gone through, though some take several years.



Other accused terrorists who faced extradition

MEZBAR, Amine: Request received from the Netherlands in 2002. Extradited June 27, 2002. Accused of taking part in failed plot to blow up American embassy in Paris. Acquitted by three-judge panel.



AL-HADI, Nageeb Abdul Jabar Mohamed: Request received from the United States in 2001. Extradited October 10, 2002. He was accused of travelling with forged documents on the day of the 9/11 attacks.



HAMDANI, Michael: Request received from the United States in 2003. Extradited January 8, 2003. Charged with passport fraud and skipping bail. Later returned to Canada and faced other legal troubles.



REDHA, Mohammad Abdul. Request received from the United States in 2001. “Discharged” on June 23, 2003. No information provided.



EBKE, Lothar “Walter”: Request received from Germany in 2000. Extradited October 30, 2003. Charged with being part of a group that shot a judge and top immigration official in West Berlin in the 1980s and staged an unsuccessful bombing attempt in the city.



PERERA-SALAZAR, Gorka: Request received from Spain in 2001. Extradited in 2005. One of two Basque separatists who fled to Montréal in 1997. They’d been out on bail after admitting to blowing up Spanish ATM - an admission coerced by torture, their lawyer argued.



PLAGARO PEREZ DE ARRILUCEA, Eduardo: Request received from Spain in 2001. Extradited in 2005. One of two Basque separatists who fled to Montréal in 1997. They’d been out on bail after admitting to blowing up Spanish ATM - an admission coerced by torture, their lawyer argued.



MOHAMED, Anwar Farah: Request received from the United States in 2005. Extradited on January 20, 2006.



REUMAYR, Alfred: Request received from the United States in 1999. Extradited April 26, 2006. He had planned to blow up sections of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, and was convicted in 2008.



SCARPITTI, Michael James: Request received from the United States in 2004. Extradited February 29, 2008. The environmental activist had been accused of destroying concrete-mixing trucks and logging trucks, causing $250,000 damage.



OUZGHAR, Abdella: Request received from France in 2003. Extradited June 11, 2009. Was alleged to have trained with terrorist groups in Bosnia and had been found guilty in absentia in a Paris court.



MYLVAGANAM, Ramanan: Request received from the United States in 2006. Extradited September 25, 2009. The accused Tamil Tiger supporter and University of Waterloo student was deported after a joint FBI-RCMP investigation.



KHADR, Abdullah: Request received from the United States in 2005. Judicially stayed by the Supreme Court on November 3, 2011, ending the process. Ottawa fought to extradite Mr. Khadr, whose brother Omar, a fellow Canadian, remains the last Westerner held in Guantanamo Bay. Abdullah Khadr’s extradition was blocked by courts because of his “shocking” treatment by Pakistani authorities, who the U.S. government paid $500,000 to arrest him.



NADARAJAH, Piratheepan: Request received from the United States in 2006. Currently pending before the Supreme Court. One of two men accused of helping the Tamil Tigers buy surface-to-air missiles and AK-47s. They’re appealing, saying labelling political activism as terrorism infringes on their Charter rights.



SRISKANDARAJAH, Suresh: Request received from the United States in 2006. Currently pending before the Supreme Court. Currently pending before the Supreme Court. One of two men accused of helping the Tamil Tigers buy surface-to-air missiles and AK-47s. They’re appealing, saying labelling political activism as terrorism infringes on their Charter rights.



DIAB, Hassan: Request received from France in 2008. Currently pending before Justice Minister Rob Nicholson. A court ruled in June, 2011, that the Ottawa sociology professor should be sent to France to face charges stemming from a 1980 synagogue bombing. It’s now up to the minister.



ISA, Faruq Khalil Muhammad, also known as Sayfildin Tahir Sharif. Request received from the United States in 2011. Extradition hearing scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 30.



Source: Justice Canada

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