Human Rights Worker Arrested

Published: Wednesday, 10/03/2007 12:00 am EDT

American human rights worker Janet Hinshaw-Thomas was arrested last week after crossing the U.S. border into Quebec, and charged with aiding and abetting 12 Haitians seeking asylum in Canada, reported CBC News. Ms. Hinshaw-Thomas, director of the PRIME-Ecumenical Commitment to Refugees, is believed to be the first human rights worker ever to face charges for helping asylum seekers get into Canada. She was sent back to the U.S. last Friday and is due back in court in November.

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