Alain Philippon arrived at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Canada and was stopped by border agents.

He had flown in from the Dominican Republic.

As the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports, the agents wanted access to his cell phone. Philippon refused to give them the passcode and was arrested.

A spokeswoman for the Canadian Border Services Agency confirmed me to that he has been “arrested under section 153.1 of the Customs Act for hindering.”

Was he hindering? Or was he, as he told CBC, merely protecting something he deemed personal?

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