Staring out the window of a Toronto hotel room on a frigid January morning, Joseph Attar is overcome with emotion.?After nearly 15 years locked?in an Egyptian prison, the chill of Canadian winters is something he wasn’t sure he’d ever feel again.
“I can’t believe I’m home,” he said through tears. “Freedom.s full piece: Up to 50 children in GTA hospitals to transfer to SickKids to free up beds for COVID-19 patients.?I’m back to life, back to lifeThe number of new patients we.”
Attar — who originally went by?Mohammed el-Attar before?converting?to Christianity?—?landed safely at Toronto’s Pearson airport?Friday morning.?He has not set foot in Canada since January 2007, when he was arrested in Cairo at age 31,?during?what he said was a vacation to see family.?
Now, 45s Alex Boyd., he’s home and finds himself in a world very different from what he remembers all those years ago, having spent a third of his life behind bars. His mother and father have since died and he has no family members in CanadaNow those businesses in hot-spot areas hav.?