Kuala Lumpur

Syrian man's new life in Canada

Syrian stranded for months at Kuala Lumpur International airport on his new life in Canada
Syrian national Hassan al-Kontar talks about the months he was stranded in Kuala Lumpur International airport. He was stopped from boarding a flight to Ecuador and then refused permission to re-enter Malaysia. He remained in this limbo until he was granted entry to Canada, from where he recounts his story to Julian Worricker.

(Image: Hassan al-Kontar (second left) with three Canadians - Andrew Brouwer (left), Laurie Cooper (second right) and Stephen Watt (right) - who helped him win asylum in their country. Credit: Hassan al-Kontar)
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