A family of four; Claudia Londono, Juan Martinez and sons Sebastian Martinez (13) and Camilo Martinez (4) faces possible deportation to Colombia by the Canadian government. They have a very high chance of being killed if they were to return to Colombia.
Claudia was a government psychologist treating inprisoned members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, (FARC) and now her family is in grave danger because of it.
Another chilling letter, signed by a FARC commander and addressed to Londono last year states they know where she is, she does not “deserve to live” and they will see her again “just like it happens with everybody.” The letter, written in Spanish, was sent to Londono’s mother. This and several other written threats were filed along with their claim for refugee in Canada.
NDP leader Jack Layton’s office contacted Immigration Minister Jason Kenney on behalf of the family asking for help. A spokesperson for Layton said Kenney’s office wrote back that the request was denied.
The Canadian Government can't deport them because it goes against one of their laws. If the family is in direct danger of being tortured or killed, then it is Canada's civil duty to keep them safe. Fight for this.
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- Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism of Canada
I was thrilled to hear your inspiring words on World Refugee Day. I quote, "It also allows us to recognise Canada’s history of providing refuge to those in need of protection from tyranny, violent oppression and persecution." The very goal of your campaign is standing up for human rights.
As the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism we ask for you to practice what you preach and review the Martinez family's claims. The Martinez family is in grave danger due to Claudia Londono's previous involvement with FARC. She and her family has received several death threats and there is a good chance that they will come true if she is to go back to Colombia. The Canadian Government can't deport them because it goes against one of their laws. If the family is in direct danger of being tortured or killed, then it is Canada's civil duty to keep them safe.
The family has two kids, Sebastian and Camilo and several of us are friends with Sebastian. The kids, along with their family have received countless death threats and that risk is not one that we should take. We ask that you review their claims and acknowledge their possibility of death. You have the opportunity to save four lives today and we hope you take it.
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