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Canadian man “committed to a mental hospital for expressing anger” on Twitter

On April 7, 2015 members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary attended at Mr. Abbass's home and detained him for an assessment under the MHCT Act. The motivation was concern over the content of certain tweets issued by Mr. Abbass on Twitter which potentially expressed anger relating to a recent shooting of an individual by a policeman. He was taken to the psychiatric unit at Western Memorial Hospital...

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