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Eritrean diplomat defects to Canada

posted Nov 25, 2011, 10:18 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Nov 25, 2011, 10:18 PM ]
Stewart Bell  Nov 21, 2011 – 7:53 PM ET | Last Updated: Nov 22, 2011 10:29 AM ET National Post

An Eritrean posted to his country’s diplomatic mission in Canada has defected, saying he could no longer support his government after its crackdown on political dissent and failure to hold elections.

Hagos Habteab Kflesus abandoned his post at the Eritrean embassy and claimed refugee status in 2007, but the matter has only come to light now the Federal Court of Canada has released its decision on the case.

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