Urgent Action good news: Syrian refugee granted asylum in Canada
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.
“The last 10 months, it was very hard and cold. I could not do it without the support and the prayers from all of you... Thank you all. I love you all... Let's keep the prayer for those who need it the most, in refugee camps and detention camps all over the world. I hope they will be safe and legal as soon as possible, too.” Hassan al-Kontar
No further action is requested from the UA network. Many thanks to all who sent appeals.
This is the first update of UA 180/18. Further information: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/asa28/9220/2018/en/