Canada Studying Controversial “S. Africa” Refugee Case
Canadian government lawyers are studying a controversial decision by an immigrant board to grant refugee status to Brandon Huntley. Huntley is a white South African who said he suffered racist attacks at home. Huntley's lawyer Russell Kaplan said his client needed protection. [Russell Kaplan, Lawyer for Brandon Huntley]: Brandon claimed that if he returned to South Africa he would be persecuted in South Africa and he claimed that he would be at risk to his life." The immigration board's decision to grant Brandon Huntley residence on the grounds that he was persecuted for being white has been widely condemned in South Africa.