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Court Judge: Detention and Somalia

court judge: Over 2,042 days behind bars, he underwent more than 70 detention reviews but each time an independent panel sent him back to jail, convinced he was likely to flee and fail to appear for his removal until a Federal Court judge overturned his continued detention and ordered Ottawa to explore the possibility of returning Warssama to Somalia and consider alternatives to detention, according to Toronto Star. The sole purpose of his detention was to facilitate his removal from Canada to Somalia. Abdirahmaan Warssama, 54, was detained at two maximum security detention facilities, first in Toronto and later in Lindsay, Ont., from May 2010 to December 2015 while waiting for his deportation to Somalia. Yet for the totality of his detention, removal to Somalia was never attempted, said Warssama's statement of claim against the federal government filed with the court Thursday. Despite the fact that he suffered from mental health issues, his detention was solely administrative not punitive, and he was not considered a danger to the public, yet at all material times, Warssama was detained in a maximum-security prison. He is seeking 55 million in damages. ( As reported in the news.