Repatriate Canadian former ISIS fighters and family members, Human Rights Watch urges

Article Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/human-rights-watch-canadians-syria-report-1.5630631

Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

Conservatives wants any Canadian who joined ISIS to be prosecuted The Canadian government is flouting its international human rights obligations by failing to repatriate and provide adequate consular assistance to 47 citizens who are currently detained in northeast Syria because of alleged ties to the Islamic State, a new report from U.S.-based Human Rights Watch alleges. Twenty-six of the Canadians being held in camps and prisons controlled by Kurdish forces are children, and many are under the age of six, according to the advocacy group. The report says they are living in deplorable conditions at overcrowded camps with a lack of sanitation, contaminated drinking water and poor access to health care.