Amanda Lindhout speaks out on arrest of Somali man accused in her kidnapping

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Amanda Lindhout, near her home in Alberta, tells the Star she never thought she would ever again see the face of the man accused of leading the Somali gang that kidnapped her in 2008.

KELLY SCHOVANEK FOR THE TORONTO STAR

Amanda Lindhout, near her home in Alberta, tells the Star she never thought she would ever again see the face of the man accused of leading the Somali gang that kidnapped her in 2008.

By:  National Security Reporter, Published on Sun Jun 14 2015

During 460 harrowing days in captivity in Somalia, Amanda Lindhout says one of the kidnappers whom she knew only as “Adam” directed much of the torture she endured, watching impassively as a serrated knife was held to her throat, and terrorizing her mother with ransom demands.

When she was released in 2009, she thought she would never see his face again.

But on Friday — her 34th birthday — the RCMP announced an Ottawa arrest in her kidnapping case and released the photo of suspect Ali Omar Ader.

Lindhout said seeing Ader’s image online “literally took my breath away.”

She alleges he is the man who introduced himself as “the commander” of the group that kidnapped her and Australian photographer Nigel Brennan near Mogadishu and whom she knew only as “Adam.”

TORONTO: Bela Gulyas, 19, two 17-year-old teens and one 15-year-old, arrested in Allen-Eglinton robbery and gang rape

UPDATE: Four arrested in Allen-Eglinton robbery, sexual assault

York Guardian

One man and three youths have been arrested after a woman was sexually assaulted and robbed in the Allen Road and Eglinton Avenue area Thursday, July 17.

Police said the victim, 27, was walking on a pathway on the west side of Allen Road when a group of men surrounded her around 11:40 p.m.

She was then robbed, thrown to the ground and sexually assaulted by one man.

The suspects then fled south towards Eglinton Avenue on foot.

Four suspects were arrested Sunday, July 20.

Bela Gulyas, 19, two 17-year-old boys and one 15-year-old boy, all of Toronto, are each charged with robbery and gang sexual assault.

The youths cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Police are looking for one outstanding suspect. His name or description has not been released.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-7474 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

Deportation of serial rapist Louay Khalil to Lebanon, accused of assaulting mentally challenged woman

Khalil’s entry into Canada was made possible by marrying his own cousin

Original source article: Sex offender turned over to immigration authorities after deportation stalled

A man ordered deported in 2011 but who stayed in the country because of ongoing legal issues has now been handed over to immigration authorities.

Louay Khalil was ordered deported to Lebanon in 2011 for two sexual assaults in 2007.

Police say he reoffended in March 2010 and March 2012, and was rearrested.

He could not be deported until those matters were settled in court. In one case he was charged with sexual interference and sexual assault, and in the other case he was accused of sexually assaulting a developmentally disabled woman.

Both cases were stayed in court this month. On Tuesday, Khalil was handed over to the Canada Border Services Agency. He appeared briefly before an immigration hearing in Calgary on Wednesday morning, but it was delayed for a day to translate documents into Arabic.

Ottawa: Bigamist brings woman from Algerian village to Canada and rapes her since “Your body belongs to me because I’m your husband and you must do as I say”

Bigamist abused, assaulted new bride
By Megan Gillis ,Ottawa Sun 
First posted: Friday, August 24, 2012 04:08 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, August 24, 2012 09:04 PM EDT

The Ottawa Courthouse on Elgin St. (Ottawa Sun file photo)

A judge convicted an admitted bigamist Friday of assaulting, sexually abusing and threatening to kill the woman he’d brought from an Algerian village to be his bride.

All the while the 41-year-old man — who can’t be named to protect his victim — told her that no one in Canada would help or believe her.

Toronto: Richard Wayner, Michael Pottle and 16-year-old accused of gang-raping 14-year-old girl

Two men, teen accused of gang-raping girl, 14 in Toronto
1:22 pm, August 20th, 2012
Credits: JACK BOLAND/QMI AGENCY

CHRIS DOUCETTE | QMI AGENCY
TORONTO – Two men and a boy, 16, are accused in the brutal gang rape of a young teenage girl in east-end Toronto.

Toronto Police say officers found the 14-year-old victim just after midnight Friday when they responded to “an unknown trouble” call.

“It was very violent,” Const. Wendy Drummond said Monday of the gang sexual assault.

Jun Lin’s mother says that she lives in Montreal “with so much fear” as “everyone looks like Luca Magnotta”

 


Sean Li , left, and Zi Pan, both visa students at Centennial College, say their parents back home in China are worried for their safety in the wake of Concordia University student Jun Lin’s terrible murder./Nicholas Keung/Toronto Star

In wake of Jun Lin murder, Chinese students in Canada worry for safety
Published on Friday July 20, 2012
Nicholas Keung/Toronto Star
Sean Li , left, and Zi Pan, both visa students at Centennial College, say their parents back home in China are worried for their safety in the wake of Concordia University student Jun Lin’s terrible murder.
Nicholas Keung
Immigration Reporter

Sean Li first heard about the gruesome murder of Concordia University student Jun Lin from his parents in Beijing, who learned of it from news reports in China.

“They’re worried for my safety here,” said Li, 22, who studies business at Toronto’s Centennial College. “They warned me, ‘Don’t go near any crowd. Finish school and come back to China.’”