An official response from foreign affairs to the Globe’s latest report on Abousfian Abdelrazik’s exile.
The inference drawn in today’s Globe and Mail article is not supportable and is in fact irresponsible. There was no such offer, as was suggested in the reporter’s questions. Despite DFAIT’s unequivocal statement to that effect in our response to the Globe and Mail reporter, this conjecture was reported as fact.
We reject the premise of the reporter’s question and the inferences he drew in the subsequent article.
Furthermore, the facts of this case do not support such an inference. Mr Abdelrazik was released from custody in Sudan in July 2006, despite his inability to return to Canada at that time.
Following his release, he lived openly and at large in Sudan with his family, during which time he remarried and had a child.