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Leon Mugesera Released From Quebec City Hospital; Sent To Detention Centre

01/14/2012 06:27 EST | Updated 03/15/2012 05:12 EDT
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MONTREAL - A man accused of helping incite the Rwandan genocide has been released from a Quebec City hospital and put in an immigration detention centre.

Leon Mugesera's lawyer Philippe Larochelle confirmed he was released today.

Mugesera is facing deportation back to Rwanda where he faces charges related to a 1992 speech that allegedly helped spur the genocide.

He was hospitalized Wednesday for an unspecified health condition after the Federal Court ruled against what was believed to be his final attempt to stay in Canada.

A Quebec Superior Court justice ordered a one-week delay on Thursday — the day he was due to be deported.

Mugesera's lawyers argue the Quebec City resident could face torture if he returns to the African country.