TORONTO: Hours after losing a bid to stay in Canada as a refugee, US Iraq war deserter Jeremy Hinzman vowed his battle to stay out of an American military jail would go on.
Hinzman, a trim 26, rode up to an anti-war protest in Toronto on a bicycle, and pledged to appeal in federal court, after his plea was turned down by the immigration authorities.
“Canada has a history of being a haven for people of conscience and hopefully when this is all said and done, I hope that legacy can continue,” said Hinzman.
“I know a lot of people have problems with desertion, believe me, I have problems with desertion,” said the man who walked out on the 82 Airborne Division last year to avoid a combat tour of Iraq. “However, when you are faced with commiting evil acts, you have no other choice but to act and that is what I did by coming here.”Hinzman, in Canada with his Laotian born wife and young child, said he would huddle with his lawyer on Monday to start an appeal process in federal court.
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Source ::: AFP
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