The Canadian immigration and refugee board ruled in July that Michael Scarpitti (aka Tre Arrow) should be allowed to present his case for refugee status in Canada. Scarpitti is wanted in the United States for the 2001 firebombing of vehicles at an Oregon logging site.
After a two year manhunt, Scarpitti was arrested in British Columbia in March trying to steal a pair of bolt cutters from a hardware store.
Scarpitti contends that he could not receive a fair trial in the United States because the government views him as a domestic terrorist.
If convicted in the United States, Scarpitti could face up to 80 years in jail.
Arrow’s request for refugee status in Canada accepted. Associated Press, July 30, 2004.
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