Wed, February 23, 2005
TERRORIST SUSPECT SET UP BY CSIS?
MONTREAL -- A suspected terrorist suggested yesterday he's being set up by Canadian intelligence agents working behind the scenes with Moroccan authorities. Adil Charkaoui criticized the Canadian Security Intelligence Service after federal government lawyers denied a Radio-Canada report that Moroccan authorities had issued an arrest warrant for the 31-year-old last September.
"CSIS, when they asked me to work for them and I refused, they promised that they would put me in trouble," Charkaoui said outside his Federal Court hearing.
When contacted for reaction, a CSIS spokesman referred all questions about Charkaoui to the Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Department.
A spokesman for the department was not immediately available.