A 21-year-old Libyan man has been charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon after another Libyan man was stabbed several times in the chest outside a downtown Ottawa hotel early Wednesday morning.

Both men were in Canada receiving medical treatment after being injured in the Libyan civil war. The Canadian Libyan Council told CBC News that dozens of rebels came to Canada for medical treatment after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi's regime in 2012.

A 28-year-old man, who lost both legs during the revolution, was stabbed outside the Embassy Hotel on Cartier Street around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. He is recovering in hospital.

A 21-year-old man was arrested near the hotel following the stabbing.

Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to call Ottawa police at 613-236-1222 ext. 5493 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.