Skip to comments.Panel Grants Arrow's Request to Seek Refugee Status in Canada (Another U.S. fugitive flees north)
Posted on 07/30/2004 6:01:46 PM PDT by quidnunc
Vancouver, British Columbia Jailed environmental activist Tre Arrow, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, will be allowed to apply for refugee status in Canada.
After the recent ruling by a Canadian immigration and refugee board, Arrow's lawyer is applying to have his client released on bond.
But attorney Rudolph Kischer said Arrow would probably immediately be re-arrested on an extradition warrant, which takes precedence over the refugee claim.
Arrow was arrested in Victoria, British Columbia, in March on charges of trying to steal bolt-cutters from a home-improvement store.
In Oregon, Arrow is wanted for his alleged role in the 2001 firebombing of logging and cement trucks. The FBI says he is associated with the Earth Liberation Front, which has claimed responsibility for dozens of acts of destruction over the past few years.
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