I bet you've forgotten all about Abousfian Abdelrazik, if you ever knew about him in the first place.
He's the Canadian who found himself in a Kafkaesque post-9/11 nightmare. He was arrested in 2003 while on a visit to his native Sudan and tortured on suspicion of terrorist connections.
Finally released in 2006, he couldn't get home to his family in Montreal because, despite no evidence against him, his name turned up on a no-fly list. The Canadian government would not issue the documents he needed to get back home, forcing him to camp out in the Canadian embassy for more than a year.
Abdelrazik, who finally got home in 2009, is suing the federal government and former foreign minister Lawrence Cannon for $500,000 and an apology.
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His story has elements of the ordeal of Syrian-Canadian Maher Arar, who was grabbed by U.S. agents and sent to Syria while on a flight stopover in New York. He was imprisoned for almost a year andRead More »from Canadian sues Ottawa, former foreign minister to erase “terrorist” label