Resources and Popular Education

Illustrated Booklet: Amparo Torres

Amparo Torres

In 1996, Amparo Torres was invited to Canada as a convention refugee. She fled Colombia, where she had been a trade union organizer and member of a leftist coalition party called the Union Patriotica. On her way back from a trip to Mexico, Torres was detained at the airport in Toronto without explanation, followed by a press campaign alleging links to "terror groups". On top of the fear and isolation these accusations bring, Torres now has to fight to prove that the accusations are false. However, the task is nearly impossible, since CSIS is allowed to conceal the nature of the allegations from Torres and her lawyer, as well as the sources of evidence. This illustrated booklet tells her story.

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