Feds to pay $500k Charter damages after Harper government knowingly extradited man to risk of torture

By Cristin Schmitz (September 6, 2022, 5:13 PM EDT) -- In a groundbreaking decision awarding Charter damages for wrongful extradition, the Federal Court has ordered Ottawa to pay $500,000 to a Canadian drug trafficker who escaped from a Mexican prison and was then sent back to the same prison, despite the Harper government knowing he faced “a substantial risk of torture” from vengeful prison guards — who subjected him to near-drownings in filthy water, suffocation using a plastic bag and injected hot sauce up his nose....