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Legal News
8 Jan 2009
by Lucas Tanglen

[JURIST] Former US Army [official website] Pfc. Kimberly Rivera [advocacy profile] who fled the US for Canada after serving in Iraq announced Wednesday that the Canadian government [official website] had ordered her deportation. She, along with her husband and children, had sought asylum on humanitarian grounds to avoid a second … [read more]

Legal News
22 Sep 2008
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] The Canadian Federal Court [official website] granted a last-minute stay of removal Monday for US Army deserter Jeremy Hinzman [JURIST news archive]. Hinzman fled to Canada from the US in January 2004 after leaving his unit, rather than deploy to Iraq. Hinzman had applied for asylum [JURIST report] in … [read more]

Professional Commentary
5 Sep 2008

Sarah Lazare [Project Director, Courage to Resist]: "Robin Long's refusal to fight in the illegal and immoral war against Iraq was a courageous act, and it is regretful that soldiers in his position do not have avenues for resisting service that do not land them in jail. The Canadian government's … [read more]

Legal News
24 Aug 2008
by Deirdre Jurand

[JURIST] A US military judge in Colorado sentenced US Army Pfc. Robin Long [advocacy website] Friday to 15 months in prison, dishonorable discharge and demotion after Long pleaded guilty to desertion with intent to remain away permanently. Long fled to Canada in 2005 in moral opposition to the war in … [read more]

Legal News
16 Jul 2008
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] Canada transferred US Army deserter Robin Long back to US custody Tuesday following a decision by the Federal Court of Canada [official website] denying his asylum request. Long is the first of an estimated 200 US military personnel avoiding deployment in Canada to be returned to the US. Last … [read more]

Legal News
15 Nov 2007
by Nick Fiske

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Canada [official website] declined on Thursday to hear the appeals of two US military deserters who sought refugee status within the country. Jeremy Hinzman [JURIST news archive] and Brandon Hughey, both soldiers in the US Army, fled to Canada in 2004 to avoid deployment in … [read more]

Legal News
8 Feb 2006
by James M Yoch Jr

[JURIST] Canadian Federal Court [official website] Justice Anne Mactavish [official profile] reserved decision Wednesday after hearing arguments in the case [JURIST report] of US military deserter Jeremy Hinzman [advocacy website], who fled to Canada in January 2004 with his wife and son to avoid deployment to Iraq. The Canadian Immigration … [read more]

Legal News
12 Nov 2005
by Andrew Wood

[JURIST] The Federal Court of Canada [official website] has announced that it will hear the asylum appeal of US deserter Jeremy Hinzman [advocacy website]. In January 2004, days before his scheduled deployment to Iraq, Hinzman deserted the US army and fled to Canada where he sought asylum and accused the … [read more]

Legal News
3 Jun 2005
by Krista-Ann Staley

[JURIST] US Army Pvt. Brandon Hughey [advocacy website], who fled to Canada after refusing a deployment order to Iraq and deserting his unit at Fort Hood, formally asked the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board [official website] for asylum Thursday. Hughey has claimed that the war in Iraq is illegal and … [read more]

Legal News
24 Mar 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board [official website] Thursday denied the asylum claim of Jeremy Hinzman [advocacy website], the US soldier who deserted his unit before being deployed to Iraq and subsequently fled to Canada, saying that Hinzman did not make a convincing argument that he faced persecution in the … [read more]

Legal News
24 Mar 2005
by Chris Buell

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Thursday, March 24.The US Senate and US House [official websites] are in recess until April 4.American University Washington College of Law will hold a forum on the Geneva Conventions [text] today. Sessions will run … [read more]

Legal News
8 Dec 2004
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] A former US Marine staff sergeant testifying in support of a fellow American who fled to Canada in protest against being deployed to Iraq told the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board Tuesday that his unit in Iraq (3rd battalion, 7th Marines) had repeatedly and indiscriminately killed many women, children … [read more]

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