I’ve been detained at the border of France for allegedly trafficking drugs into the UK. It was cool, they were wrong and me and the rest of my little backpacker crew were let free only to be detained yet again in London. If you ever travel across Europe, be sure to not look like you’ve just finished a week long heroin binge. Shave, clean your clothes and above all else keep your hands out of your pocket. I’m not sure what the procedure is if the Canadian immigration authorities accuse you of international war crimes but according to Cro Cop, it was pure torture. Net.Hr broke the news and with the powers of the internet and a guy I used to live with that was Croatian, we have the English translation of Cro Cop’s voyage into the land of potential deportation.
“The first day I was kept for four hours and two more the next day. Although they were not satisfied with my answers they let me to sleep in the hotel and I was asked to think about the questions they raised. I was threatened deportation. The Croatian Embassy was urgently flown in from Ottawa and the UFC hired the best lawyer for immigration issues. They obviously knew what would happen because my lawyer welcomed them at the airport. “
“I must say that the Immigration Bureau officials very correctly perform their job. They were obviously very interested in my military and police matters from the former Yugoslavia. Most of them are interested in my military service that I served from 1993 and 1994, but I was not involved in combat activities. They asked me if I was involved in the torture of civilians, asking for names of command lines and tactical commander and they asked about my activities in Port ATJ where I joined a few years after the war. They gave me a list of names to be confirmed, but I did it. No one was named because it is still a matter of dignity and principles. I said to myself, if this bid is ready to return home. They could do with me what they wanted, yet they’ll let me fight.”
In an alternate universe somewhere in an alternate dimension, Cro Cop is sitting in Canadian prison right now and Pat Barry still has all of his appendages intact. In that same alternate universe, Chuck Liddell was still knocked out by Rich Franklin. Bummer. [Source]