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Wrong Bonnie Milliner?

Ms. Bonnie Milliner

Board Member

Immigration and Refugee

Immigration and Refugee

Background Information

Employment History

Member of Government

Kim Jong-il

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NK Missions - The World Network for North Korea Missions

www.nkmissions.com [cached]

Immigration and Refugee Board member Bonnie Milliner accepted Mr. Ri's son as a refugee but found the father did not deserve Canada's protection.

She ruled he was complicit in crimes against humanity simply for being a member of Kim Jong-il's government. Canada's war-crimes unit had found no evidence Mr. Ri had committed such crimes.
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Mr. Alldridge said that had Ms. Milliner not found Mr. Ri to be complicit in war crimes, "there is sufficient credible evidence to establish a well-founded fear of persecution by reason of political opinion."


Free North Korea!: February 2004 Archives

www.freenorthkorea.net [cached]

Immigration and Refugee Board member Bonnie Milliner rejected Mr. Ri's asylum bid last year after finding that he was guilty of crimes against humanity merely for serving as a trade official in the country's government.Canada's War Crimes Unit found no evidence of wrongdoing.And Ms. Milliner accepted Mr. Ri's son as a refugee.

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But IRB member Bonnie Milliner found him complicit in crimes against humanity because he willingly joined the government and did not leave at the first available opportunity.
Mr. Ri testified at his hearing that he traded commodities in Beijing and was not a prison guard or concentration camp worker.He said he became fearful for his life after a colleague overheard him criticizing the brutal excesses of Kim Jong-Il's regime and the atrocities committed in camps for political prisoners.He said he left Beijing using a false South Korean passport.
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Immigration and Refugee Board member Bonnie Milliner accepted Mr. Ri's six-year-old son as a refugee but rejected Mr. Ri, ruling that as a former official in the North Korean government, he is guilty of crimes against humanity.
Canada's War Crimes Unit found no evidence of this, and Mr. Ri has testified that his position as trade officer at North Korea's Beijing embassy involved selling commodities.His wife was executed in April, 2002, after she was lured back to North Korea from Toronto, where the family sought refuge in 2001.


The Globe and Mail

www.globeandmail.com [cached]

Immigration and Refugee Board member Bonnie Milliner accepted Mr. Ri's son as a refugee but found the father did not deserve Canada's protection.

She ruled he was complicit in crimes against humanity simply for being a member of Kim Jong-il's government.Canada's war-crimes unit had found no evidence Mr. Ri had committed such crimes.
Before Mr. Ri could be returned home, the government had to assess the risk to his life.
Initially the Canadian Border Services agency concluded in a 16-page report last month that Mr. Ri should be allowed to stay in Canada because he'd be executed for treason if returned.
However, a more senior official with Citizenship and Immigration Canada disagreed, saying Mr. Ri was not entitled to Canada's protection because he was guilty of war crimes.
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Mr. Alldridge said that had Ms. Milliner not found Mr. Ri to be complicit in war crimes, "there is sufficient credible evidence to establish a well-founded fear of persecution by reason of political opinion."


The Globe and Mail

www.globeandmail.ca [cached]

Immigration and Refugee Board member Bonnie Milliner rejected Mr. Ri's asylum bid last year after finding that he was guilty of crimes against humanity merely for serving as a trade official in the country's government.Canada's War Crimes Unit found no evidence of wrongdoing.And Ms. Milliner accepted Mr. Ri's son as a refugee.


FWAAM :: View topic - N. Korean defector can stay

www.fwaam.com [cached]

Immigration and Refugee Board member Bonnie Milliner accepted Mr. Ri's son as a refugee but found the father did not deserve Canada's protection.

She ruled he was complicit in crimes against humanity simply for being a member of Kim Jong-il's government.Canada's war-crimes unit had found no evidence Mr. Ri had committed such crimes.
Before Mr. Ri could be returned home, the government had to assess the risk to his life.
Initially the Canadian Border Services agency concluded in a 16-page report last month that Mr. Ri should be allowed to stay in Canada because he'd be executed for treason if returned.
However, a more senior official with Citizenship and Immigration Canada disagreed, saying Mr. Ri was not entitled to Canada's protection because he was guilty of war crimes.
...
Mr. Alldridge said that had Ms. Milliner not found Mr. Ri to be complicit in war crimes, "there is sufficient credible evidence to establish a well-founded fear of persecution by reason of political opinion."
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"Immigration and Refugee Board member Bonnie Milliner accepted Mr. Ri's son as a refugee but found the father did not deserve Canada's protection."
QuestionI wonder how this would this play out if he is deported and his son 6 year old son, who was granted status - stays

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