Canadian imprisoned in Egypt for years safely in Toronto | Radio-Canada News

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Mohammed el-Attar, a Canadian imprisoned in Egypt for nearly 15 years, landed safely at Toronto’s Pearson airport on Friday morning.

El-Attar, who is also known as Joseph, was arrested after arriving in Cairo for what he said was a holiday to see his family in January 2007.

He was charged with spying for Israel while in Canada and was quickly convicted.

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Much of the case hinged on confessions that el-Attar and human rights groups have consistently claimed he was tortured.

TBEN News reported in 2015 that el-Attar was being held in a three by two meter cell while in Egypt.

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