英国直接把这个“炸弹”甩给加拿大了
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英国直接把这个“炸弹”甩给加拿大了

2019年08月19日 12:22:14
来源:环球时报

因为该男子是英加双重国籍,被剥夺英籍后,遣返的话就只能由加拿大来接收。

英国对英籍圣战分子的手段可以说是越来越强硬了。从剥夺圣战新娘的公民身份,到上周决定不营救被困叙利亚的圣战分子的孩子,这两天又剥夺了一个圣战分子的英国国籍。

ISIS suspect Jack Letts has been stripped of his British citizenship, according to Canadian officials.

据加拿大官员称,ISIS嫌疑人杰克·莱茨已被剥夺英国国籍。

Letts was a British-Canadian national who converted to Islam and fled his home in Oxford in 2014 to allegedly join the terrorist organization in its self-declared capital, Raqqa. He also is believed to have married an ISIS bride in Iraq.

莱茨是英裔加拿大人,他皈依了伊斯兰教,并于2014年逃离他在牛津的家,据称加入了ISIS自行设都的拉卡市。据悉,他还在伊拉克与一名圣战新娘结了婚。

Letts was subsequently captured in 2017 by the People's Protection Unit, or YPG -- a US-backed Kurdish militia group combating ISIS -- as he attempted to flee into Turkey. The young man, nicknamed "Jihadi Jack" by the British media, has since been held in a jail in northern Syria.

2017年莱茨在试图逃亡土耳其的途中被人民保护部队(简称YPG)抓获。YPG是一个由美国支持的对抗ISIS的库尔德民兵组织。这名被英国媒体昵称为“圣战杰克”的年轻人,此后一直被关押在叙利亚北部的一所监狱里。

▲ ISIS suspect 'Jihadi Jack' has been stripped of his UK citizenship, officials say (via CNN)

图 via CNN

然而,这一决定却引发了与加拿大的外交危机。因为如此一来,加拿大便不得不被迫接收这个包袱,或者说是定时炸弹吧。

While nations are not permitted under international law to deprive individuals of citizenship if it is likely to render them stateless, Letts has dual British-Canadian citizenship. The move means that the repatriation of Letts will become the responsibility of Canada, rather than the UK.

虽然根据国际法,如果剥夺公民身份会导致其成为无国籍状态,那么一国是不允许剥夺这个人的公民身份的。而莱茨拥有英国、加拿大双重公民身份。这一举措意味着,遣返莱茨将成为加拿大的责任,而不是英国的责任。

"The government of Canada is aware that the United Kingdom revoked the citizenship of Jack Letts," Ralph Goodale, Canada's Public Safety Minister, said in a statement. "Terrorism knows no borders, so countries need to work together to keep each other safe. Canada is disappointed that the United Kingdom has taken this unilateral action to off-load their responsibilities.

加拿大公共安全部长拉尔夫·古代尔在一份声明中表示:“加拿大政府意识到,英国取消了杰克·莱茨的公民身份。”“恐怖主义无国界,所以各国需要共同努力,以确保彼此的安全。加拿大对英国采取这种单方面行动来卸下责任感到失望。”

"Investigating, arresting, charging and prosecuting any Canadian involved in terrorism or violent extremism is our primary objective. They must be held accountable for their actions."

“调查、逮捕、起诉任何参与恐怖主义或暴力极端主义的加拿大人都是我们的首要目标。他们必须为自己的行为负责。”

▲ ISIS suspect 'Jihadi Jack' has been stripped of his UK citizenship, officials say (via CNN)

英国内政府拒绝对这起个案置评,只表示剥夺双重国籍公民身份的决定是“基于政府官员、律师和情报机构给的实质性建议”而做出的。

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莱茨16岁的时候就皈依了伊斯兰教,如今24岁。今年早些时候,他在狱中接受采访时

透露自己曾想做人体炸弹

,如今他很懊悔,期待能重返英国。

"I'm not going to say I'm innocent. I'm not innocent. I deserve what comes to me. But I just want it to be... appropriate... not just haphazard, freestyle punishment in Syria," he told the British broadcaster, ITV.

他告诉英国独立电视台ITV:“我不会辩称我是无辜的。我并不无辜,我罪有应得。但我只想受到适当的惩罚,而不是在叙利亚被混乱无序、随意地惩罚。”

He also admitted to at one point expressing desire to conduct a suicide bombing attack.

他还承认自己曾一度表达了想进行自杀式炸弹袭击的愿望。

"I used to want to at one point, believe it or not. Not a vest. I wanted to do it in a car. I said if there's a chance, I will do it," he told the BBC.

他告诉BBC:“信不信由你,我曾经想要这样做。不是(炸弹)背心。我想开车(袭击)。我说如果有机会,我会做的。”

He acknowledged to the BBC, however, that he had made "a big mistake" and had become "an enemy of Britain."

然而,他向BBC承认,他犯了“一个巨大的错误”,已经成为“全英国的敌人”。

▲ ISIS suspect 'Jihadi Jack' has been stripped of his UK citizenship, officials say (via CNN)

一个人犯下的错误,苦果却不止是他一个人来尝。今年6月,莱茨的父母被控资助恐怖主义罪名成立,被判处15个月监禁,缓期12个月执行。因为他们在2015年9月曾向儿子汇了223英镑。

图 via CNN

判决完走出法庭,这对夫妇说他们只是想尽一切所能帮助自己的儿子。

Speaking outside the court following the verdict, the couple said, "We have been convicted for doing what any parent would do if they thought that their child's life was in danger."

判决后,这对夫妇在法庭外发表讲话说:“我们被判有罪,因为我们做了得知孩子有生命危险时任何父母都会做的事。”

The court was told that the couple ignored numerous warnings from police not to send money to their son. The pair said, however, that their son was "desperate to get out" of Syria and was in mortal danger.

法庭得知,这对夫妇无视警方多次“不要给儿子寄钱”的警告。然而,他们说,儿子“不顾一切地想离开”叙利亚,并且处于致命危险中。

"Having escaped from ISIS, he is in limbo," they said in June. "The heavy price we paid today is an indicator of the love we have for our children. We are committed to help Jack return home."

他们在6月表示,“他从ISIS逃脱后,现在处于悬而未决的境地。”“我们今天付出的沉重代价表明了我们对孩子们的爱。我们一定会帮助杰克回家。”

▲ ISIS suspect 'Jihadi Jack' has been stripped of his UK citizenship, officials say (via CNN)

支持莱茨父母的人在法庭外抗议。 图 via CNN

但他们的儿子最终是无法回到英国了。夫妻二人猛烈抨击做出剥夺决定的前内政大臣赛义德·贾维德,说他是个“懦夫”(coward),剥夺儿子莱茨英国国籍的决定是“不公正”(unjust)的。

英国网友却一致称赞,如往常他们对待圣战新娘的态度一样高度一致。

别在乎他们怎么说赛义德,你做得对。

不公正的决定,这些人是认真的嘛??这决定简直再完美不过了!

人都要自己的选择付出代价。他做了一个决定,现在就得接受这样的结局。这就叫因果!

如果他是我儿子,我会与他断绝关系的,很高兴看到他被禁止回国。

而大洋另一头的加拿大人非常不乐意了,也呼吁要剥夺莱茨的加拿大国籍。

“圣战杰克”为了一个邪恶组织而战,这个组织想要摧毁加拿大和文明世界所代表的一切。他们残杀无辜的人,让无数人深陷可怕的痛苦中。“圣战杰克”是加拿大的敌人,必须剥夺加拿大公民身份。

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