Constant appeals bore no favourable result to the asylum seekers.
Fuad Al Mansuri and Nuria Ben Amer, came to Canada in the year 1999 and claimed refugee status here. Both of them are Libyan citizens and had four children during their stay in Canada.
The Immigration and Refugee Board did not gave them asylum because Mr. Al Mansuri was found to be a member of the Libyan Intelligence Service and had also been involved in crimes against humanity. However, in spite of all these, the couple seemed to be determined to stay here.
The couple then appealed against the decision to the federal court. However, the federal court also dismissed their case in the year 2001. Following this, they again applied to stay here on the basis of humanitarian grounds because of poor health of their youngest child, but this time also, their request was denied in the year 2003. They appealed this decision to the Federal Court that finally granted them a rehearing. In between all these things, they requested for Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA). PRRA is a system that Canada utilizes to prevent people being sent back to a country that posses danger to their life. The PRRA cleared their deportation, but the Federal court dismissed the decision in 2007.
In the mean time, their humanitarian reconsideration was complete and during those years their sick child had died. Their case was denied yet again. Again, the decision was appealed and the case was before the Federal Court for the fourth time. Justice Michel Beaudry said that it is true that Mr. Al Mansuri shared a common purpose with the Libyan Intelligence Service and had access to personal knowledge of their act. Therefore, he was involved in crimes that were against humanity in Libya. This certainly means that he is inadmissible in Canada, he said. But, at the same time, the dismissal of the wife’s claim based in the acts of the husband without providing an explanation for the same is illogical, he explained.
Following this, Justice Beaudry provided Ms. Ben Amer with another chance to make her case but it seems that Mr. Al Mansuri is not left with many options now.