‘I am here’

After six years stuck in Sudan, Montrealer Abousfian Abdelrazik returns home to Canada

Abousfian Abdelrazik’s homecoming, twittered.

More from Canadian Press, Canwest and CTV. Video of the scene here. And, from earlier this week, Maher Arar’s plea for greater oversight of our national security agency.

Canadians deserve to know why so many of this country’s citizens, all of Muslim background, have been imprisoned and tortured abroad. Human-rights organizations, activists and national-security experts have been calling for the current government to establish the credible oversight agency that was recommended by Judge O’Connor several years ago. Their calls have landed on deaf ears. How many more victims will it take before our government realizes that it needs to act?

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