Thursday, July 09, 2009

Time for Bob Rae to go back to Sri Lanka?

Looks like after earlier barring the doors while ensuring Bob Rae will hit Aeroplan Super Elite this year, the Sri Lankans have relented and decided to let Deepak Obhrai into the country. They just won't let him see the Canadian citizen the government is detaining:

MP Deepak Obhrai, the parliamentary secretary to Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon, said he got no clear answers when he asked what Sri Lanka plans to do with the alleged Canadian insurgent, and no immediate acceptance of a request to see him.

“We asked for consular access, but at that given time, yesterday, they said no,” Mr. Obhrai said in a telephone interview from Sri Lanka.

“I then said, what will you do? Are you going to be charging this individual? What are you going to do? They hadn't made up their minds. So as the process goes on, we'll be back. We're mindful that he's a Canadian, and so…we've written to them and expressed our interest in this case.”

A troubling case, and I hope Obhrai stays on it. But maybe he could do me a favour, and swing by Gitmo on his way home? Please and thanks.

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