Philippines-based church has 'means and motivation'
to kill refugee if returned: IRB
The Immigration and Refugee Board has found a Philippines-based church with chapters across Canada "is motivated by a vendetta" against a dissident who sought refugee status in B.C., and has "both the means and the motivation to seriously harm or kill" him, should he return to the Philippines.
In accepting Lowell Menorca's claim for refugee status, an IRB panel has ruled he's "a person in need of protection from a risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment and a risk to his life."
CBC News has a lightly redacted copy of the panel's decision from Menorca and has confirmed its authenticity with the IRB.