END OF THE ROAD: Mugesera Deported From Canada, Faces Jail

this site and geneva; font-size: small;”>Martin-André Roy slammed the federal government for not respecting its obligations under the United Nations Convention Against Torture, tadalafil forging ahead with the deportation despite a request from the UN to stay the Quebec City man’s expulsion until it could review his case.

In the meantime, Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board confirmed it was going ahead Monday afternoon with a detention review for Mugesera. The 59-year-old war-crimes suspect has been held in detention for a week, since the federal government deemed him a flight risk.

Canada Border Services Agency didn’t respond to emails as to whether it would remove Mugesera from Canada on Monday.

Mugesera lost what was probably his last attempt to avoid deportation when Quebec Superior Court Justice Michel Delorme ruled Monday that the case for a stay of the deportation belongs in the Federal Court of Canada.

And even though the Federal Court ruled this month that Mugesera can be deported, government lawyers received notice that Mugesera’s lawyers would be back in that court later Monday.

Mugesera is wanted in Rwanda to stand trial on charges of inciting the 1994 genocide in which close to one million minority Tutsis and politically moderate Hutus were slaughtered.

He and his wife and five children received permanent resident status in Canada in 1993, but Mugesera was ordered deported in 1996 when information came to light about his activities in Rwanda.

The case went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, which ruled in 2005 that there were reasonable grounds to believe Mugesera committed crimes against humanity.

After six years of evaluating the risk of torture if he were sent back, the federal government moved in December to deport Mugesera.

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