Col tuke burning a victim in Gabiley
col tuke burning a victim in Gabiley

In 1992, in Crimes Against Humanity, the fifth estate first exposed the presence in Canada of an alleged war criminal: a colonel in the Somalia army, accused of brutal war crimes in that country’s brutal civil strife. His name was Yusuf Abdi Ali. Villagers in Somalia claimed he burned people alive, tied people to military vehicles and dragged them to their deaths. Within a week of our program, he was deported from Canada. But he would he resurface in the United States, and find himself at the centre of a precedent-setting human rights case.