A Rwandan man, who has been fighting expulsion from Canada since 1995 for his alleged role in the Rwandan genocide, has lost his case before the Federal Court of Canada.

Leon Mugesera’s lawyer, Johanne Doyon, had claimed that her client could be subject to torture or death if he returns home. But Federal Court Justice Michel M.J. Shore ruled Wednesday that there is no reason to allow Mugesera to stay in Canada.

Mugesera is scheduled to be deported Thursday, but on Wednesday he was rushed to a Quebec City hospital for undisclosed reasons.

Mugesera was transported out of his apartment building on a stretcher shortly after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was wrapped in a bright orange blanket and appeared to be unconscious. He was whisked away in an ambulance to the nearby CHUL hospital.

His wife, Gemma Uwamariya, and one of his daughters, Carmen Nono, were at Mugesera’s side as he was carried out of the building.

They declined to talk to the media and followed the ambulance in car.

Other family members and relatives of the Mugeseras rushed to their house before and after the Rwandan was taken to hospital, but they also stayed mum.


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