Syrian refugee, stranded seven months in Malaysia airport, lands in Canada

Syrian refugee Hassan Al Kontar sits in his "office" at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, where he was stranded for seven months, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 3, 2018. Courtesy of Hassan Al Kontar/Handout via REUTERS

TORONTO (Reuters) – A Syrian man who spent seven months stranded in a Malaysian airport arrived in Canada this week, ending a months-long ordeal that highlighted asylum seekers’ often bizarre quest for refuge. Hassan Al Kontar got stuck in Kuala Lumpur International Airport in March after his Malaysian tourist visa expired and he was not […]

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