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June 18, 1992 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The scene at a recent Canadian refugee hearing was sharply at odds with the picture of the big-hearted northern neighbor that most Americans carry in their minds. A young Iranian monarchist, pleading for political asylum in Canada, was telling of life in his post-revolutionary homeland. He said he had been burned with cigarettes by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's police, beaten while hung upside-down and scalded with boiled eggs jammed into his armpits.
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March 11, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Canadian immigration officials put off a political refugee hearing for a month after a California medical marijuana patient fighting deportation was hospitalized over the weekend with pneumonia. Steve Kubby, 56, fighting adrenal cancer that he says he needs pot to control, was suffering with a 102-degree fever and skyrocketing blood pressure, said his wife, Michele. Kubby's hearing began Wednesday in Vancouver.
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June 30, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Thirteen members of the Moscow Giants football team touring North America have left the team in Ottawa, Canada, and say they will apply for refugee status, a Canadian official said.
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June 30, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Thirteen members of the Moscow Giants football team touring North America have left the team in Ottawa, Canada, and say they will apply for refugee status, a Canadian official said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Canadian immigration officials put off a political refugee hearing for a month after a California medical marijuana patient fighting deportation was hospitalized over the weekend with pneumonia. Steve Kubby, 56, fighting adrenal cancer that he says he needs pot to control, was suffering with a 102-degree fever and skyrocketing blood pressure, said his wife, Michele. Kubby's hearing began Wednesday in Vancouver.
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December 6, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Encouraged by the peaceful welcome that Rwanda has given refugees returning from Zaire, the government of Tanzania said it would start sending home the half-million Rwandan refugees in its country. The return from Tanzania would all but eliminate the need for a proposed, Canadian-led international military mission on behalf of refugees, Canada's defense minister said.
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August 26, 1986 | United Press International
A sea captain, accused by West German authorities of smuggling 155 Tamil refugees to Canada, has been located in the Canary Islands and denied any wrongdoing, saying that he gave the castaways "a compass and it was 100% safe." In an article, the Toronto Star said Monday that a reporter found Wolfgang Bindel, 45, and his wife on board the freighter Aurigae in port in Las Palmas and reported that Bindel said he plans to return to West Germany in about 10 days.
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February 24, 1985 | PAUl MAJENDIE, Reuters
The little Ugandan girl screams at the sight of flowers and the sound of song, haunted by the memories of her murdered father's funeral. Salvadoran children scribble jagged, angry drawings of dead animals or helicopters bombing houses or soldiers shooting people. The plight of these and other children rank high with Canadian authorities these days as they prepare for another influx of refugees. They have learned that the effects of war and torture do not stop with the victims.
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February 23, 2003
Thank you for your excellent piece on medical marijuana refugees in Canada ("The Drug War Refugees," by Eric Bailey, Feb. 2). I too emigrated from the U.S. in order to best treat my medical condition. Since 1997 I have spent as much time as the law will allow in the Netherlands. I have a severe neuromuscular disease called Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathy, also known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. It is a painful degenerative disease--much like multiple sclerosis. Unless I can smoke or eat pot, I am in excruciating pain from morning to night.
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July 14, 1987 | KENNETH FREED, Times Staff Writer
A small freighter suspected of carrying 174 Indian refugees to Canada was seized at sea Monday by Canadian authorities who said it is possible that still more illegal immigrants are offshore waiting to land. According to army Col. Ira Creeman, "there is nothing factual to indicate a second ship out there. . . but there are some compelling rumors" that 160 to 180 women and children are on vessels off the coast of Nova Scotia.
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June 18, 1992 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The scene at a recent Canadian refugee hearing was sharply at odds with the picture of the big-hearted northern neighbor that most Americans carry in their minds. A young Iranian monarchist, pleading for political asylum in Canada, was telling of life in his post-revolutionary homeland. He said he had been burned with cigarettes by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's police, beaten while hung upside-down and scalded with boiled eggs jammed into his armpits.
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March 12, 1989 | SOLL SUSSMAN, Associated Press
A government attempt to clamp down on the flow of refugees into Canada is drawing protests from church and human rights groups. They say it is unjust and won't work. The Canadian Council of Churches has taken the new provisions to court. "We want the law and the practice to live up to what are fundamental principles of justice," Tom Clark, a spokesman for the council, said in an interview.
NEWS
November 16, 1992 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israeli and Egyptian officials said Sunday they are optimistic that obstacles blocking Middle East peace negotiations can be overcome, and the Egyptians pressed Israel to make stronger commitments toward meaningful self-rule for Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
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