By: Yusuf M Hasan
Somalilandsun – Mohamed Sheikh Hasan Ismail is an individual determined to be inadmissible to Canada and is the subject of an active Canada-wide arrest warrant, issued pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA).
This is according to the Canada Border Services Agency-CBSA which wants to arraign in court the new Somalia Federal Government’s-SFG police Chief General Mohamed Sheikh Hasan in connection with crimes against Humanity.
Gen Hasan Sheikh was appointed to the Somalia police command by the SFG president Hasan sheikh Mahmud last week after sacking the former occupier following an Al-Shabaab attack on the Mogadishu based office of the president.
According to the CBSA Inadmissibility under the IRPA is a determination made by an administrative decision-maker that the individual is not authorized to enter or remain in Canada. Thence to this effect the SFG police chief is a criminal under Canadian law and shall be prosecuted upon his arrest.
The SFG police chief is among 30 individuals that have been declared inadmissible to Canada for violation of human and international rights under the Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Act or similar international law.
The CBSA website lists their pictures as well as names and aliases, date of birth, last known place of residence and any identifying marks. 21 of the men were last known to be living in the Greater Toronto Area, four in Montreal, and three in Alberta and one in both Ottawa and Kitchener. The youngest is a 30-year-old from Sudan, the oldest a 75-year-old Afghan.
Minister Toews, Jason Kenney, minister of citizenship, immigration and multiculturalism, and Luc Portelance, president of the border agency, announced the list Thursday at the agency’s enforcement headquarters near Pearson International Airport in Toronto.
“The New Somali Police Force Commissioner is a Somalian war criminal wanted by government of Canada and Toronto-area police (…) he is wanted by the government of Canada for violating human rights under the Crimes against Humanity and the War Crimes Act.” Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said
the Canadian Somali Congress, said it was surprised to see Somalia so represented on the list and according to its chief Ahmed Hussein, his organization does not recognize any of the four Somalis in the CBSA list .
“It’s troubling, and we hope we can work with the government on that,” he said.
Canadian Officials called on anyone with information to call the Border Watch hotline at 1-888-502-9060.
Below, according to the CBSA, a breakdown of where the men are from, and the number of suspects from each country
4 – Afghanistan
4 – Somalia
3 – Peru
2 – Ghana
2 – Nigeria
2 – Pakistan
2 – Sri Lanka
2 – The former republic of Yugoslavia
1 – Algeria
1 – Angola
1 – Democratic Republic of Congo
1 – El Salvador
1 – Guatemala
1 – Haiti
1 – Honduras
1 – Iraq
1 – Sudan