Canadian Minister of Justice, the Honourable

On September 28th, 2009, Marc Scott Emery surrendered himself to Canadian authorities and is currently awaiting extradition to the United States of America for sentencing on politically-motivated charges of "Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana", "Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana Seeds" and "Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering".

To qualify for extradition under the Extradition Act, the offence involved must meet a specific threshold of having resulted in a jail sentence of two years or more had it taken place in Canada.

Furthermore, as long as the person’s political "offence" in the requesting country was non-violent, Canada will refuse to surrender the individual to the requesting state.

For a synopsis of the Canadian Extradition act, please see:

Marc Scott Emery is a political prisoner being sought for his role in helping to finance marijuana activist groups in Canada and abroad calling for decriminalization and an end to marijuana prohibition.

We, the undersigned, call on the Justice Minister of Canada, the Honorable Robert Douglas Nicholson, to uphold his duty under the terms of the Canadian Extradition Act and refuse the extradition of Marc Scott Emery on charges in the United States of America that are non-violent and politically motivated.

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