Canadian Citizen Finally Sent Home: Shakir Baloch Released from 'Supermaximum' Prison in US after 7 MonthsSubmitted by ocap on Wed, 04/17/2002 - 05:53.
Jailed last September 20th, Shakir Baloch - a Pakistani-born doctor who is a Canadian citizen - was finally deported back to Canada, following 7 excessive months of jailtime, torture, harassment, lack
by Michele Landsberg (The Toronto Star)
Canadian Citizen Illegally Detained Post-September 11th to be Sentenced This Week
"In no way do we think that he was mistreated," said a spokesperson from the Department of Foreign Affairs Canada, when questioned last week about the plight of Shakir Baloch, a Canadian citizen of Pakistani descent held in a maximum security New York jail for more than 6 months, three of them without charges and without counsel, following the post-September 11th sweep of 1200 people in the United States.
ODDLY, IT'S THE very process of news-gathering itself that sharpens the public's widespread distaste for immigration.
According to recent estimates, more than 4,000 Afghani civilians have been killed in the US-led bombings on Afghanistan, which began following the events of September 11th, 2001.