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Detention hearing expected Monday for stowaways found aboard vessel in Halifax

posted Feb 20, 2011, 11:25 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Feb 20, 2011, 11:26 PM ]
The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION By: The Canadian Press
Posted: 02/19/2011 10:44 AM | Comments: 0 | Last Modified: 02/19/2011 3:44 PM
HALIFAX - A detention review hearing is expected Monday for a pair of stowaways found aboard a container ship in Halifax, said an advocacy association for refugees Saturday. Julie Chamagne, executive director of the Halifax Refugee Clinic, said the men speak Arabic and it's possible they are from North Africa. She said they have claimed refugee status and are being detained at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility on immigration grounds as there is no immigration holding centre in Halifax.

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