Saskatoon woman fearful for her life deported to Pakistan
SASKATOON – A woman fighting deportation to Pakistan was flown out of Saskatoon’s international airport Tuesday morning.
Jamila Bibi was accused by her husband of adultery in Pakistan and her supporters fear she could be the target of an “honouring killing” if returned back to that country.
Bibi arrived in Canada in 2007 and was denied refugee status in 2011.
Her lawyer, Bashir Khan, took her case to the United Nations. Kahn said the body is still investigating.
She was detained last week and sent to a woman’s facility in Prince Albert where she learned she would be deported back to Pakistan.
Bibi, who was working as a cook in Saskatoon, had her appeal rejected by a federal court judge on Monday.
The judge said that two previous assessments had been completed on the risk Bibi would face if returned to Pakistan and found those assessments came back negative.
Her last hope was for a stay of the deportation order by the federal minister of public safety and emergency preparedness.