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
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."
..."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