It took more than five years and a federal court decision but Adel Benhmuda and his family are back in Canada. Benhmuda, 46, his wife Aisha and their sons, Mohammed, 18, Moawiya, 17, Omar,13, and Ada...
The Government of Canada has just given new meaning to the word "chutzpah". Adel Benhmuda tried to claim refugee status in Canada; he failed. When he said he'd be tortured if deported back to Libya this country didn't believe him. After all this country put them through, it should be Canada reimbursing the Benhmudas.
Adel Benhmuda is owed an apology from this country, as are his wife, Aisha, and their four children. After living in Canada for several years their refugee claim failed and Benhmuda's assertions that he would be tortured in Libya were dismissed. In 2008 the family was deported. Upon arrival in Libya, Adel was arrested and tortured. What I would like Minister Kenney to do is stand up in the House of Commons, admit that his beloved asylum system made a grave error and most importantly, apologize to the Benhmudas for what their family was forced to go through.
Canadian immigration officials say they will comply with a Federal Court order to review the case of a family that was deported four years ago to Moammar Gadhafi's Libya, where the father was imprison...
In deporting the Benhmuda's Canada's refugee system made a mistake. Fortunately, it's being given a second chance; let's hope this time it gets it right. Let the Benhmuda's come home.