Sep 13, 2007
Quickie Link: Mexican Refugee to Be Deported From Canada
(Canada) - Gay refugee Leonardo Zuniga, who fled to Toronto from Mexico three years ago, may be put on a plane in the next weeks and returned to the country he fears. In June of last year, the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) denied Zuniga refugee status because it deemed he wasn't a person in need of protection and "would not face a danger of torture, nor would he face a serious possibility of risk to life, cruel and unusual treatments or punishments." "I'm going to be living in fear or hiding in the closet all my life," says Zuniga. "Mexico has a beautiful image as a progressive country for LGBT people, but it's just an image."