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Malaysia: Further information: Syrian refugee granted asylum in Canada: Hassan al-Kontar

, Index number: ASA 28/9589/2018

Hassan al-Kontar has been granted asylum and arrived in Canada on 26 November 2018 after having been stranded in Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia for about seven months. Arrested on 1 October for being in a “forbidden area” of the airport, Malaysian authorities initially considered deporting him back to Syria.

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