Canada needs a better playbook to help residents and citizens in trouble abroad.
Clockwise from top: Canadian permanent resident Khaled Al-Qazzaz is living in Egypt with his wife and family because he has been barred from flying to Canada. Iranian-Canadian Saren Azer is wanted by Interpol for abducting his four Canadian-born children. Canadian academic Homa Hoodfar is detained in Iran under unknown charges. Photos courtesy of freekhaledalqazzaz.com, Interpol, and Amanda Ghahremani
OTTAWA—When Khaled Al-Qazzaz decided in 2005 to go back to Egypt with his wife, Sarah Attia, little did he anticipate the dire circumstances he would encounter.
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