Canadian Court Rules Immigration and Refugee Board Reconsider Asylum Claim for US War Resister

In a victory for US war resisters, Canada’s federal court ruled Friday that the Immigration and Refugee Board should reconsider the asylum claim of conscientious objector and Iraq war veteran Joshua Key. The court ruled that Key had been forced to systematically violate the Geneva Conventions as part of his military service in Iraq and that such misconduct amounts to a legitimate refugee claim. We speak with Key and his lawyer, Jeffry House.

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~ by peaceseeker99 on July 10, 2008.

One Response to “Canadian Court Rules Immigration and Refugee Board Reconsider Asylum Claim for US War Resister”

  1. […] Burnaby Douglas) introduced nearly the same worded motion, but Liberals refused to vote in favor at Immigration and Refugee Board committee hearings. Going even further back, the Liberals were still in power when the first […]

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