Canada to repatriate 19 girls, kids from Syria

MONTREAL: Canada will repatriate six girls and 13 infants who’ve been detained in northeast Syria in camps for relations of Daesh Group fighters, Ottawa introduced Friday.
It’s the largest such repatriation of Daesh relations but for Canada, and comes after the ladies went to courtroom to pressure the federal government to deliver them house, saying it was obliged to below the Canadian Constitution of Rights and Freedoms.
On Friday the nation’s international ministry stated it had reached a “mutually acceptable decision” of the case over their utility to return.
The settlement resolved the case for the 19 Canadian girls and youngsters, however left 4 males who’re additionally searching for repatriation as a part of the case to be selected within the coming weeks.
“The protection and safety of Canadians is our authorities’s high precedence,” stated International Affairs Canada, the international ministry.
“We proceed to judge the availability of extraordinary help on a case by case foundation, together with repatriation to Canada, in keeping with the coverage framework adopted in 2021,” it stated.
Up till now the federal government of Justin Trudeau has handled the detained IS households on a case-by-case foundation, and in 4 years solely a handful of ladies and youngsters have been repatriated.
For the reason that destruction of the Daesh “caliphate” throughout Syria and Iraq in 2019, greater than 42,400 international adults and youngsters with alleged ties to the Daesh have been held in camps in Syria, in response to Human Rights Watch.
Repatriating them is a extremely delicate subject for a lot of nations, however rights teams have denounced their reluctance to deliver again their very own nationals from the camps, managed principally by Syrian Kurds.
Human Rights Watch stated round 30 Canadian residents, together with 10 infants, stay within the camps.
Farida Deif, the group’s head in Canada, stated that International Affairs Canada has knowledgeable quite a lot of them by letter that they fulfill the necessities for repatriation.
Nonetheless, she stated, “not one of the males have been notified of something or have been a part of any agreements to this point.”
The authorities didn’t say when the 19 would come to Canada or whether or not any of them would face authorized proceedings for his or her affiliation with Daesh.
Final October Canada introduced again two girls and two kids from Syria.
In 2020, Ottawa allowed the return of a 5 yr previous orphan lady from Syria after her uncle initiated a authorized motion in opposition to the Canadian authorities.



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