Because really, this woman has made her case so all should be well and she should be on her way home, right?
Well, if we had a government that cared about it's citizen's...ALL of it's citizens, that would likely be the case, but we don't have that do we?
No, we have a vindictive, uncaring government that is intent on prolonging this woman's misery. Why? Because that is who they are. They pick and choose who they deem worthy of their attention. What they base these decisions on is beyond me, but they clearly are applying different standards for different people and that obviously goes against everything this country and our constitution stands for.
What government does that to it's own people? What government separates their citizens into groups? Think about that for a minute and some pretty despicable characters come to mind.
So, where is this story at? Well in spite of Mohamud being confirmed as herself, she still is not being helped in the manner that you would expect.
Canada's indifference toward Suaad Hagi Mohamud surfaced again today with officials denying her request for identification papers and other help.
"I've got nothing," she said by phone from Nairobi, Kenya, two days after DNA tests validated identity claims she had been making for nearly three months.
Her situation is desperate, she says.
With nothing to show she is in Kenya legally after Canada voided her Canadian passport on May 22 — and her Kenyan visitor's visa — she remains vulnerable to arrest and jail by Kenyan authorities, she said.
Can you imagine? Just travelling outside, she could be picked up. Given that, in an effort to get the paper work done, you'd think that Canadian rep's would go to her right?
"(The Canadian high commission) called this afternoon saying she had to come," the friend said, meaning the high commission turned down her request to send somebody to her.
"I had to drive her myself because her lawyer was not available."
When they arrived, a consular official on the job for three weeks was assigned to the case. He appeared to have no authority and appeared to be acting from a script, the witness said.
Mohamud filled out forms and had her picture taken.
Asked if he might issue identification papers or some type of laissez-passer, the consular official said no. Mohamud would be issued travel papers but only on the day she leaves the country, the official said.
Disgusting? Yes, but it gets worse:
Mohamud remains stuck in Kenya until the Kenyans drop unfounded charges against her. The charges were prompted by the Canadian high commission's May 28 conclusions about her that she was misrepresenting herself — conclusions now proved false.
In Toronto, lawyer Raoul Boulakia has filed a motion in federal court trying to force Ottawa to ask the Kenyans to drop the charges. His case is to be heard tomorrow.
Yes, you read that right. Her lawyer has to go to court to force Ottawa to ask the Kenyans to drop the charges!
Sadly there is yet more:
Kenyan bail money remains another outstanding matter. In June, Mohamud's mother put up $2,500 (U.S.) to get Mohamud out of a Kenyan jail after eight days.
Asked whether Canada might forward Mohamud the money and get it from the Kenyans later, the Canadian consular said no - she must stay until Kenyan authorities pay back the money.
"Usually, the Kenyans don't like to pay back bail very quickly," the witness said.
You might reasonably be wondering what Foreign Affairs is saying about this:
In Ottawa, a foreign affairs spokesperson would say only: "There are several steps that need to be gone through before a travel document can be issued."
Absolute BS! They could have issued documents on the spot. It takes as little as 1 day in similar situations elsewhere and that time is spent contacting people back home to verify identity. In her case, that has already been established.
I cannot describe the anger I feel about this case. I cannot write how it makes me feel about this government. Disgusted doesn't begin to cover it.
The full story is here. Dan McTeague had this to say. And if you are as angry as I am, write you MP here, oh and don't forget this guy.