Another silly human rights fabrication....
This is not a human rights violation...
The Ottawa woman who was strip-searched at the Ottawa Airport after returning from her grandmother’s funeral in Jamaica has decided to launch a human rights complaint.
Charmaine Archer, 42, who holds dual citizenship with Jamaica, said Sunday she wants to know what her rights are, make sure people understand what happened, and ensure no one else goes through the humiliation she did.
She has contacted the Canadian Human Rights Commission and expects to hear back within the week to begin filing an official complaint.
Hillary Williams, counsellor of the Jamaican High Commission in Ottawa, has advised Archer to compose a letter that includes the details of what happened, her feelings, and what she hopes to achieve by filing a complaint.
Archer said she will send the letter this morning.
She hopes her complaint will result in an investigation to prove that the report that traces of heroin and THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, were found on her toothbrush was fabricated to justify the strip search.
Archer said Canadian customs agents told her she was being flagged because she had purchased her ticket to Jamaica at the last minute and had stayed only four days.
Instead, she believes she was flagged because of her race and country of origin.
“I was the only black person on that flight and I was the only one in there being searched,” she said, of the flight from Philadelphia to Ottawa, the final leg of her trip home from Jamaica. “I have all reason to assume it was racial profiling.”