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Mugesera loses detainment fight.

CBC News


mugesera.jpgFormer Rwandan politican to await deportation in detainment, not Quebec home.

Léon Mugesera lost his fight Monday to avoid detainment while he awaits deportation to Rwanda to face criminal charges.

The Immigration and Refugee Board ruled that Mugesera will remain at a detention centre until at least Friday, rather than return to his Quebec City home.

Lawyers for the Canada Border Services Agency said Mugesera is a flight risk because of his reaction after last week's deportation decision. They say he deliberately took medication to delay being sent back to Rwanda.

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