TORONTO, ON: MARCH 28, 2014
Rodney de Roche, centre left, prays at Friday congregational prayers at the Toronto Unity Mosque, on March 28, 2014.
Rodney came to Canada from Trinidad and Tobago to escape a gang that was threatening his life an extorting him for money after discovering that he was gay. He had a travel agency in Trinidad, and used his business earnings to pay the gang over $5000. After they returned and demanded more money, which he could not pay, they threatened his life saying that he was a tree that no longer produced fruit, so they were going to cut it down.
He had a positive hearing in April and will remain in Canada.