Saadi’s smuggler facing Canadian deportation
Tripoli, 22 January:
The Australian soldier and now Canadian resident, who helped smuggle Saadi Qaddafi to Niger in the last days of the old regime, is facing deportation from Canada, on the grounds that he was complicit in war crimes while in Libya.
Gary Peters has denied any such involvement to an Immigration and Refugee Board tribunal in Toronto. The National Post reported that the Canadian Border Services Agency argued to the tribunal that Peters had provided “invaluable assistance” to the regime, through the “vital role” he performed as Saadi’s bodyguard, at a time when . . .