Jameel Jaffer: Canadian emerges as voice for detainees

Canadian emerges as voice for detaineesWith the American Civil Liberties Union, Canadian Jameel Jaffer has forced revelations about prisoner torture and death in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay.


He hails from a line of Ismaili Muslims, migrant adventurers and traders originally from Gujarat. His pharmacist father and librarian mother were raised in East Africa.

In 1969, they left Tanzania for Canada and started a family in Ontario. Mr. Jaffer studied at Upper Canada College before going to Harvard Law School.

Story at : http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national

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