Fake Twitter Account Targets Egyptian Coptic Christian Asylum Seeker in Mississauga

This is the latest in our reports on Egyptian Coptic Christian Hani Morris. He received asylum in Canada because of threats to his life in Kuwait. These threats continue in Canada. You can read previous posts here, here, here, here and here.

While awaiting a court case in Kuwait at the end of January, enemies of Mr Morris continue to threaten not only him and his family, but also others connected with this case, including his lawyer, an Israeli journalist and a Jordanian free lance writer.

According to sources involved, on December 31, 2019, a fake twitter account (which has since been shut down) was allegedly created  by an employee/connection of the Kuwaiti Al Mulla automotive company, in the name of Hani Morris. The tweet that was sent intimated that Hani, who is a Christian, had converted  to Islam. It also intimated  that he committed  suicide after killing his own family. They then sent all this to Peel police in Mississauga. This all occurred in the middle of the night while Hani was sleeping.  The police came to Hani’s apartment with armed force, thinking that Hani had murdered his family, and then committed suicide.  After investigation, it appeared someone who works for Kuwait had made the fake twitter account.

First tweet sent to Peel Police, the second to Peel Paramedics (translated from Arabic)

Many threats have also been made against Morris and his family by Sami Thabet, the Egyptian lawyer who works for Kuwait. (see previous reports here) Mr Morris’ Canadian lawyer has also been threatened, as well as an Israeli Journalist (with antisemitic slurs and threats) and a Jordanian freelance writer who also reported on this case. 

 

The Canadian government and RCMP are aware of this case.  Mr Morris’ lawyer has received correspondence from Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Omar Alghabra, assuring him that he would look into the matter (read here) 

It appears as if Mr Morris’ enemies are trying prevent him, his family and others involved from testifying  by using threats and intimidation. Court sitting will take place January 29, 2020 in Toronto, where Mr Morris seeks compensation from the government of Kuwait and Al Mulla motors. After being persecuted in Kuwait, he filed a lawsuit against Badr Al Mulla, Anwar Al Mulla and Ahli United Bank accusing them of causing persecution during his stay in Kuwait from 2009 to 2017.

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