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M b.c: Mediation Sessions and Canadian Citizenship

m b.c: Abdelrazik, 56, came from Africa as a refugee in 1990 and attained Canadian citizenship five years later, according to Vancouver Courier. He was arrested, but not charged, during a 2003 visit to see his ailing mother in Sudan. The federal government recently nixed the planned mediation sessions in the case of Abousfian Abdelrazik just before they were to begin, said lawyer Paul Champ, who has fought on behalf of his client for years.article continues below Trending Stories Rio Theatre crowdfunding campaign makes history Michelle Pfeiffer linked to 28.8m B.C. luxury estate listing Is rapid transit in Delta on horizon Greater Vancouver home prices to drop 21 per cent by 2019 analysis Champ accused the government Tuesday of shelving the prospect of a resolution with Abdelrazik over political blowback from a multimillion-dollar settlement in a lawsuit filed by Toronto-born Omar Khadr. While in Sudanese custody, he was interrogated by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service about suspected extremist links. He denies involvement in terrorism and seeks financial compensation and an apology from the federal government for his prolonged ordeal in Sudan. Abdelrazik claims he was tortured by Sudanese intelligence officials during two periods of detention, but Canada says it knew nothing of the alleged abuse. ( As reported in the news.