War Resister Held At Fort Drum
A disillusioned U.S. soldier who sought refuge in Canada has been forced to return to this country and is now at Fort Drum.
The CBC says Kim Rivera was arrested when she presented herself at the Gananoque border crossing. She was taken into military custody and transported to Fort Drum.
Fort Drum officials confirm for 7 News that Rivera is at Fort Drum but they could not confirm whether or not she is under arrest.
Fort Drum is the U.S. base closest to where Rivera was arrested. She has never served with any units there.
Rivera fled from the U.S. after serving in Iraq in 2006, becoming the first female war resister to flee to Canada.
She lost her legal battle to stay there last month.
Fort Drum officials would not say what might happen to her next.
Saturday, May 18, 2013, Watertown, NY
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