Immigration detainee Ebrahim Toure finally free after more than five years
The 47-year-old failed refugee claimant was arrested by the Canada Border Services Agency on Feb. 23, 2013. He was jailed indefinitely because immigration authorities believed he would not show up for his deportation if it was ever arranged. In the end, the CBSA conceded what Toure’s lawyers had argued for years — that they could not deport him.
Toure…believes he was born in The Gambia and may also have a right to citizenship in Guinea, where he spent much of his childhood. But he can’t prove his claim to either country, and neither would issue him travel documents.