September 22, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
The Canadian Federal Court granted a last-minute stay of removal Monday for US Army deserter Jeremy Hinzman. Hinzman fled to Canada from the US in January 2004 after leaving his unit, rather than deploy to Iraq. Hinzman had applied for asylum in Canada and accused the US of war crimes in Iraq. ...[read more]
November 15, 2007
by Nick Fiske
The Supreme Court of Canada declined on Thursday to hear the appeals of two US military deserters who sought refugee status within the country. Jeremy Hinzman and Brandon Hughey, both soldiers in the US Army, fled to Canada in 2004 to avoid deployment in Iraq and applied for asylum before the ...[read more]
February 8, 2006
by James M Yoch Jr
Canadian Federal Court Justice Anne Mactavish reserved decision Wednesday after hearing arguments in the case of US military deserter Jeremy Hinzman, who fled to Canada in January 2004 with his wife and son to avoid deployment to Iraq. The Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board denied Hinzman... ...[read more]
November 12, 2005
by Andrew Wood
The Federal Court of Canada has announced that it will hear the asylum appeal of US deserter Jeremy Hinzman. 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 US of committing war crimes in Iraq. ...[read more]
June 3, 2005
by Krista-Ann Staley
US Army Pvt. Brandon Hughey, 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 for asylum Thursday. Hughey has claimed that the war in Iraq is illegal and that he had a moral obligation to ...[read more]
March 24, 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts
Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board Thursday denied the asylum claim of Jeremy Hinzman, 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 US. Hinzman had... ...[read more]
December 8, 2004
by Bernard Hibbitts
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 ...[read more]

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