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URGENT: Welcome Abousfian Abdelrazik in Toronto

Posted in
Jun/26/2009 - 4:40 pm

Abousfian Abdelrazik is coming home! Finally!
We did it! Wonderful news!

Welcoming Festival
Toronto on Saturday, June 27 at 4.40 PM
International Arrivals Terminal 1

**Please email if you are coming or need a ride Please include your phone number if you need a ride.**

Abousfian Abdelrazik was imprisoned and tortured by Sudan in 2003 at Canada’s request and has been trying to return ever since. He is one of the many people who is being targeted by the arbitrary and racist national security polices being used in the so-called “War on Terror.”

The Canadian government was forced to bring him home after a June 4th court ruling found that his charter right to return to Canada had been violated and ordered that he be repatriated within thirty days.

250 people risked being charged under anti-terrorism legislation for contributing to an April 3 plane ticket to bring him home. The government refused to issue Mr. Abdelrazik an emergency passport. He’s been living in the Canadian embassy in Khartoum for 13 months, waiting for the government to finally allow him to return home.

It would be amazing for as many people as possible to welcome him at the airport. With flowers, signs, smiles, tears, prayers and good wishes, musical instruments....

He will be making a brief statement before traveling on to Montreal.

The fastest way to the airport by public transit is to take the Airport Rocket Bus 192 from Kipling Station--about twenty minutes one way. It leaves about every ten minutes.

You can also catch the 58A Malton Bus at Lawrence West Station. That one takes about an hour to get there one way and leaves about every twenty minutes.

The precise location will be on a voice recording at 416-423-5525.