published by Justin Podur on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 00:14
September 30th, 2013
For immediate release –
45 days after their initial arrest while seeking Egyptian police help returning to their hotel at a checkpoint, Canadians Dr. Tarek Loubani and John Greyson have had their detention extended for a further 45 days by Egyptian prosecutors.
published by Justin Podur on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 19:32
On Thursday 26 September at 12:30 p.m., President Mamdouh Shoukri will join other members of the York University community in front of Vari Hall to speak out for the release of John Greyson and Tarek Loubani from the Egyptian jail where they have been held without charges for nearly six weeks. They are now into their second week of a hunger strike.
published by Justin Podur on Mon, 09/23/2013 - 18:55
Family and supporters of Tarek Loubani and John Greyson, two Canadians now a week into their hunger strike in Egyptian prison, will be protesting at the Egyptian Consulate in Montréal at 1pm this Tuesday September 24. Tarek and John have been in prison for more than a month, and supporters are demanding that calls from the Canadian government for their release be supported by real diplomatic action.
The article, published yesterday, says that Egypt's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for International Cooperation, Zeyad Bahaa Eddine, is coming to Canada - specifically, to Toronto. He is coming to have "high level discussions" about "ways to support Canada-Egypt economic cooperation".