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.