Canadian potato farmer Henk Tepper set to arrive in Ottawa Saturday after being released from Lebanese prison

Originally posted on National Post | News:

By Adam Huras

New Brunswick potato farmer Henk Tepper has been released from a Lebanese jail after being held for more than a year on accusations of exporting rotten potatoes to Algeria.

Sen. Pierrette Ringuette says that Tepper will arrive in Ottawa later today.

“The Tepper Family is extremely happy to have been informed by the Government of Lebanon that Henk Tepper is no longer being detained in Beirut and is currently on a plane back to Canada,” the New Brunswick senator said.

Tepper was expected to arrive at the Ottawa airport late Saturday afternoon where he was to be reunited with his family, according to Ringuette.

He was to be accompanied his Saint John lawyer, Jim Mockler, and his lawyer in Lebanon, Joe Karam.

The Drummond, N.B., man has been in custody in Beirut since March 23 of last year on an international arrest warrant that alleges he used…

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