Huntley tries again for Canadian sympathy

2012-07-06 13:15

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Johannesburg - South African Brandon Huntley is expected to have another chance at trying to convince Canadian immigration authorities that he will be harmed by black people if they force him to go home, The Star reported on Friday.

Huntley made the news when he was granted refugee status in Canada in April 2008 because of his fear of discrimination, harassment and possible death in South Africa.

He claimed to have been attacked by black South Africans.

The board's decision to grant him refugee status was considered racist by the South African government and was later quashed in a federal court.

Huntley unsuccessfully appealed this in the Supreme Court.

However, according to his lawyer, he is set to have another hearing with the board soon.

"The board would hear argument that he is at risk of returning to South Africa because of fear of being attacked by black South Africans; and because he is now a well-known white South African," Russell Kaplan told the newspaper.

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