Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Family of U of T student held in Bangladesh after attack asks Trudeau for help

The Canadian Press
The family of Tahmid Khan has not heard from him in about a week. His father has been hospitalized with chest pains, while his mother has suffered an emotional breakdown. Tahmid, pictured here, is known for his love of animals. (Facebook) 

   The family of a University of Toronto student detained after an attack on a Bangladesh cafe has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office to ask him to intervene in the case, a Toronto lawyer says.
Marlys Edwardh, a lawyer with Goldblatt Partners in Toronto, said a letter was sent to the prime minister on Monday.
   Tahmid Khan, 22, a Canadian permanent resident, was taken into custody in Dhaka following a hostage-taking on July 1. His family has lost contact with him...

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