Canadian student detained by Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration

University of Montreal student Kim Chatillon-Meunier

Kim Chatillon-Meunier

*Update: Chatillon-Meunier was released shortly after widespread news coverage of her detention, and she returned to her home in Canada on September 16, 2013.

Kim Chatillon-Meunier, a 24-year-old International Studies student at the Université de Montreal, is being detained at the Bureau of Immigration (BI) detention center in the Philippines’ Camp Bagong Diwa for her alleged participation in the People’s SONA rally on July 22, 2013.

OCHRP is one of several human rights and lawyers’ groups that are calling for her immediate release through letters to President Aquino and other Canadian and Filipino officials. OCHRP’s letter is shown below, and a link to the Facebook campaign page for her release can be found here.

OCHRP Letter for Kim 1

OCHRP Letter for Kim 2

Further Information:

Release Canadian student Kim Chatillon-Meunier from BI detention center,” Karapatan, 14 September 2013

“’Rights group, lawyers demand release of Canadian student detained by BI,”, 14 September 2013


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The Ontario Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (OCHRP) is an activist human rights network of women, workers, church people, students and migrant Filipinos that promotes awareness of human rights issues concerning the Philippines and the situations of overseas workers from the Philippines in Canada.

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