Saturday, June 27, 2009

An exile's return

Abousfian Abdelrazik (right) and his lawyer Yavar Hameed at Khartoum airport: Abdelrazik arrived safely in Toronto this afternoon

"I’m very glad to come back home. I’m happy.

"I want to say to my supporters from coast to coast, in every town, every city, every village, thank you very much for your supporting me and through your efforts, now I am here.

"I’m proud to be a citizen of this famous nation. Thank you very much."

UPDATE: Midnight in Montreal.

Some of the Ottawa contingent with Yavar Hameed's sister.

Preparing the welcome.

Some of the welcoming committee.

Abousfian says a few words of thanks, then heads off to get what I suspect will be a lengthy sleep.

Welcome home, Brother.

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