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NB potato farmer details hardships in Lebanese prison


May 9, 2011
By Telegraph-Journal

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May 9, 2011, Saint John, NB – A New Brunswick potato farmer
detained in Lebanon has issued a desperate plea from behind the cell walls of a
Beirut jail for the Canadian government to pay attention to his plight.

May 9, 2011, Saint John, NB – A New Brunswick potato farmer
detained in Lebanon has issued a desperate plea from behind the cell walls of a
Beirut jail for the Canadian government to pay attention to his plight.

Grand Falls-area farmer Henk Tepper of Tobique Farms was
detained under a criminal warrant issued by the International Criminal Police
Organization
at the request of the government of Algeria.

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The organization, also known as INTERPOL, issued a warrant
for Tepper based on what Gillis said was Algeria’s allegation that Tepper
attempted to import potatoes dangerous for human consumption into Algeria.

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