Saturday, February 24, 2007

Sanctuary Update

Amir Kazemian, an Iranian refugee in sanctuary for almost three years in Vancouver, was accepted on Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds on Feb 19th. This victory came as a result of an intense 48-hour public, media, and political pressure campaign for Amir when he was arrested and detained by Vancouver City Police on Feb 17 and subsequently held in detention by Canadian Border Services Agency. Click here to read more about Amir

Alexi Kolosov, a Latvian refugee who has sought sanctuary in a St. John's church for the past two years has learned federal authorities have rejected his claim to stay in Canada on compassionate and humanitarian grounds. Click here to read more about Alexi

The Raza family children, in sanctuary for six moths in a Winnipeg church, are now allowed to attend public school after receiving assurances that doing so will not open them up to detention by immigration authorities. Click here to read more about the Raza family