9.22.2008

breaking news: jeremy hinzman deportation order has been stayed!

We've won another round!!

A federal court judge has stayed the deportation of war resister Jeremy Hinzman and his family. Jeremy's lawyer can now apply for leave to appeal. YES!!

More news later tonight or tomorrow morning, after I attend an emergency meeting. For now, enjoy the victory.

[Apologies for causing any confusion - or heart attacks - earlier. I hit "publish" instead of "draft".]

13 comments:

skdadl said...

Yay!!!

redsock said...

YEAH!
Fuck you, Harper!

thefinalhalo said...

Great news!

M. Yass said...

What Redsock said.

Go fuck yourself, Harper, and go fuck yourself Dion for aiding and abetting!

Question: I seem to recall that some third country (Sweden?) all but told the resisters in Canada that they were welcome if Canada said no. Hey, it beats a long stretch in the stockade and a dishonourable discharge . . .

M@ said...

Woo hoo! Great news. Good job, resisters.

L-girl said...

go fuck yourself Dion for aiding and abetting!

Well, he is on board. The Liberals voted with us June 3. We couldn't have done it without them - and if they form a government, the resisters will stay.

Question: I seem to recall that some third country (Sweden?) all but told the resisters in Canada that they were welcome if Canada said no. Hey, it beats a long stretch in the stockade and a dishonourable discharge . . .

There have been offers from individuals in other countries to help give sanctuary. Nothing official from another country that I'm aware of. It's complicated - remember, these guys don't have passports, and have to check in with Immigration, as if they're on parole. Doesn't it mean it can't be done, of course, but... let's just hope we don't need it.

Lisa said...

Hey, bravo!

Ryan said...

Amen. Unfortunately for Harper, Canadians from all walks of life care about this one. Bravo.

Cornelia said...

Great news, congratulations!!! Wow!!! That's a success. And it might have ruined Harper's and Finley's day quite a little bit - not that I mind, on the contrary!!!

Cornelia said...

The NDP's Olivia Chow, who introduced the motion, said Monday, “Clearly the courts are standing up when Stephen Harper won't and respecting the will of Parliament.”

Yep, although, as it was already stated by several interviewed lawyers, it does of course depend on the individual lawyer. We have the same situation over here in Germany, too and particularly so regarding refugee cases...But at least this result has been positive!

Dharma Seeker said...

wonderful news!

Cornelia said...

Yep, although, as it was already stated by several interviewed lawyers, it does of course depend on the individual lawyer. We have the same situation over here in Germany, too and particularly so regarding refugee cases...But at least this result has been positive!

Sorry, of course I meant it depends on the individual judges! No offense meant to either lawyer, I am sure they do all a great job on the issue!!!

M. Yass said...

It's complicated - remember, these guys don't have passports, and have to check in with Immigration, as if they're on parole ...

Ugh ... Yeah, no passport does complicate things. A lot. And the fact that these guys are considered "fugitives from justice" further complicates matters. Stillan let's hope we don't have to go there as you say.