I'm not a Criminal: Jailed with No Charge, No Sentence, No Oversight
"Sitting in a glassed-off visiting cubicle, Masoud Hajivand pulls up
the sleeve of his orange inmate uniform, rotates wrist upward to show
ropy scars up his left arm.
That’s from the second time this year
the Canadian Border Services Agency tried to deport him to Iran. The
first time, two months earlier, six CBSA officers gave up on trying to
drag him out of his cell as he wept and clung to the bars....
Hajivand is one of more than 200 immigration detainees held in
Ontario’s notoriously crowded jails, many of them without charge. Their
cases are reviewed monthly, but in practice they could be incarcerated
All of them, Global News has learned, have been
hidden for years from Red Cross attempts to ascertain their well-being
and ensure Canada’s living up to its international human rights
The Canadian Red Cross has conducted annual inspections of immigration
detention conditions since 2008, sending its findings in confidential
reports to the federal government. Global recently obtained the reports
under access-to-information laws."