War crimes suspect arrested in Toronto - Macleans.ca

War crimes suspect arrested in Toronto

Peruvian man becomes third caught in government crackdown


A third war crimes suspect has been arrested less than a week after the federal government launched a most-wanted-style website aimed at ferreting out abusers who may have entered the country illegally. Manuel De La Torre Herrara came to Canada from Peru in 2000 and was ordered deported in 2004. He was arrested in Toronto this week, said Public Safety Minister Vic Toews. Some have criticized Ottawa’s war-crime crackdown, arguing that it erodes the presumption of innocence. The government revealed a list of 30 war crimes suspects last week and asked for anyone with information on any of the accused to come forward.

CBC News

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