OTTAWA, Canada—On March 19, Raffi Titizian, who was detained in Canadian penitentiaries since 1985, at the end of a lengthy and step-by-step path of rehabilitation, was granted his conditional release by the Parole Board of Canada.
Following the attack on the Turkish Embassy in Ottawa, during which a guard lost his life, he was sentenced to life imprisonment.
The conditional release does not change said maximum sentence in law, but it does modify its terms of actual implementation.
Consequently, after having spent a quarter of a century behind bars, considering that a Deportation Order was issued against him by Immigration Canada, by virtue of the Canadian Laws and having obtained the necessary travel documents, on or about March 30, Raffi Titizian was deported.
Kevork Marashelian and Ohannes Noubarian, who received the same sentence for the same reasons, have also obtained the permission to reintegrate into society on February 19 and to return to their families, within the framework of the Canadian incarceration system of parole.