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Jacqueline Swaisland – Ethiopian spy eligible to apply for refugee status, court rules, despite agency’s targeting of dissidents abroad

2024-04-16T14:15:16+00:00April 16th, 2024|Tags: |

A former member of an Ethiopian spy agency that targeted that country’s journalists and dissidents abroad is eligible to apply for refugee status in Canada because his spy activities were “not contrary to Canada’s interests,” the Federal Court of Appeal has ruled. Medhanie Weldemariam, who worked as a software developer for an Ethiopian state security agency, landed at Toronto’s Pearson ...

Warda Shazadi Meighen – Asylum seekers face a long journey to freedom along Roxham Road

2024-01-10T20:21:44+00:00March 6th, 2023|Tags: |

It seems like an unremarkable site. A temporary building made of corrugated steel. A single white pillar outside, marking the official line between two countries. But for the tens of thousands of asylum seekers who have made the journey to that site over the past several years – many of them travelling for days, weeks, sometimes years just to get ...

Warda Shazadi Meighen – Afghans who worked on Canadian-funded projects feel abandoned waiting for refuge in Pakistan

2024-01-10T20:24:49+00:00November 28th, 2022|Tags: |

A group of Afghans who worked on Canadian-funded projects intended to promote the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan say they are now stuck in neighbouring Pakistan and running out of money for food and rent, more than a year after they thought they would be resettled in Canada. They fled to Pakistan after the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan. This week, ...

Warda Shazadi Meighen – Sarina Faizy was overjoyed when Canada evacuated her family from Afghanistan. Now she fears her father may be deported.

2024-01-10T20:30:24+00:00February 10th, 2022|Tags: |

Sarina Faizy breathed a massive sigh of relief when her family was evacuated from Afghanistan almost six months ago after urging the Canadian government to help. But now she's confused and afraid because her father, who has been housed in a Toronto hotel since August, recently received a letter from the Canada Border Services Agency saying he may not be ...

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