Lawsuit filed to repatriate Canadians from northeast Syria

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A group of Canadian families have launched a joint lawsuit to force the Canadian government to repatriate their relatives, who are currently stranded in detention centres and prisons in northeast Syria. The case, filed on Monday, represents 11 Canadian families and seeks to secure the repatriation of 26 Canadians from northeast Syria. Canada has generally resisted efforts to return its citizens from Syria, with the exception of one-off cases, such as the repatriation of a five-year old orphan in 2020. The lawyer presenting the case, Lawrence Greenspon, told The New Arab that the families want …

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