U.S. Iraq War resister Robin Long in jail and at risk for removal! - Events cross-Canada tomorrow to call for end to deportations



    TORONTO, July 9 /CNW Telbec/ - On the heels of today's positive Federal
Court decision staying the deportation of U.S. Iraq War conscientious objector
Corey Glass, peace, social justice, student and humanitarian organizations are
gearing up for actions tomorrow calling for an end to all deportations.
    At issue are the continuing aggressive government actions taking place
against Robin Long, another conscientious objector, living in Nelson, B.C.
Long is in detention and has been threatened with deportation as soon as
Tuesday.
    At what was expected to be a routine detention hearing, it was revealed
that a negative decision had been issued on his Pre-Removal Risk Assessment in
early May; but the information was never communicated to either Long or his
counsel.
    The refusal of the federal government to stop deportations, and actions
taken by the Canadian Border Services Agency make it clear the Canadian
government wishes to get rid of the conscientious objectors as soon as
possible - contrary to passage of a Parliamentary motion calling for just the
opposite.
    In Winnipeg, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and many other cities and towns,
Canadians will be urging the Prime Minister and Immigration Minister Diane
Finley to implement the June 3rd parliamentary motion. It called for an end to
deportations of U.S. Iraq War conscientious objectors - including Corey Glass,
Robin Long and others who have come seeking refuge - and extending the
opportunity for all to apply to remain in Canada as permanent residents.
    The full list of actions (updated hourly) can be viewed at:
http://resisters.ca/events.html




For further information:

For further information: Lee Zaslofsky, (416) 598-1222, Cell: (416)
567-4036; Michelle Robidoux, (416) 856-5008; Bob Ages, (604) 760-6786; Sarah
Bjorknas, (778) 837-1475; Media contact: Lynn Simmons, (416) 998-3157;
www.resisters.ca

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