Syrian refugee stranded in airport for months is granted asylum in Canada

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Hassan Al Kontar had been stranded in Kuala Lumpur’s arrival corridor since February after being unable to return to Malaysia

More than eight months after becoming stranded in the transit zone of Kuala Lumpur’s airport, a Syrian man is finally heading to Vancouver after being granted asylum in Canada.

Hassan Al Kontar had been stranded in the airport’s arrival corridor since February, when he was refused permission to board a flight to Ecuador, and was then denied entry by Cambodia and Malaysia.

Related: ‘It’s not my war’: the Syrian man who has spent a month living in Kuala Lumpur airport

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