August 30, 8:30am
This morning, the district prosecutor in Cairo met with our lawyers, staff from the Canadian Embassy, and John and Tarek. This was the meeting that had been set for Thursday.
The prosecutor said his own investigation was continuing and he was waiting for additional information, which he expects to come in another few days, before making his decision about whether Tarek and John would be released. Our lawyers will be checking in daily to see if the prosecutor has made his decision.
Tarek and John remain in high spirits.
Aug 29, 2013, 11am
After waiting the entire day outside the prison, and with curfew approaching, our lawyers had to leave as the prosecutor had not arrived by the end of the day. Tarek and John remain in prison. No word has come about rescheduling their appearance before the prosecutor. No other hearings took place, including for other prisoners who were up for their appearances before the prosecutor.
Continue reading “Update: Prosecutor did not appear, no hearing today”
Aug 27, 5:20pm
It’s Day 11, and today Tarek and John were able to meet with consular officials for a meeting. Their morale and health continues to be good, which is encouraging.
John & Tarek were also given updates about the international attention their case has received. They were very surprised and moved by all the incredible support that has poured in for them.
Aug 25, 8:50am
The NYT mentioned Tarek and John’s case in an article about the widening crackdown in Egypt
In general, for coverage about Tarek and John, support statements, and updates, please follow tarekandjohn.com. Here at podur.org, we will only be posting updates and statements from the point of view of the families. These will also be on tarekandjohn.com, but usually they will first be posted here.
Continue reading “NYT on Tarek and John”
Aug 23, 8:15am
A representative from our law firm, Khaled El Shalakany, spoke with the CBC yesterday, summarizing Tarek and John’s legal situation and the visit made to them yesterday at Tora prison.
We continue to press for their immediate release, and ask supporters and friends to continue to contact Canadian officials and Egyptian consulates and embassies.
12:30pm, August 21/13
We have hired Shalakany Law Office (www.shalakany.com) to represent Tarek and John. One of our lawyers, Adam Khaled El Shalakany, has agreed to speak to media on legal aspects of the case.
Our lawyers have confirmed for us that the Film Makers Syndicate has filed a complaint to the Public Prosecutor about the case of John and Tarek and are awaiting a reply.
Continue reading “Update: We have retained Egyptian counsel, and have some legal clarifications”
1:30pm, Aug 20/13
Today a district prosecutor in Cairo sent a press release to domestic Egyptian media outlets referring to the detention for 15 days of nine foreigners — 4 Irish, 2 Syrian, 1 Turkish, and 2 Canadian — pending investigation into a wide-ranging list of allegations concerning events that took place at the al-Fateh mosque and the Azbakiya police station.
Continue reading “Update: Replying to far-fetched allegations, calling for immediate release”
August 19th, 2013
For Immediate Release –
Egyptian authorities continue to detain two Canadians, Professor and Filmmaker, John Greyson, and Emergency Physician, Tarek Loubani, 4 days after their initial arrest.
The families of the two detained Canadians are calling on the Canadian Government to work towards their immediate release.
Continue reading “Detained Canadians’ Families Request Pressure Be Applied on Egyptian Government to Secure Their Immediate Release”
4:30pm, Aug 19/13
Although we believed there was going to be a consular visit to Tarek and John in their Cairo prison today, there was no visit.
Continue reading “Update Monday August 19: No visit today, pressure needed for immediate release”
August 18th, 2013
For Immediate Release –
Egyptian authorities are currently detaining two Canadians, Professor and Filmmaker, John Greyson, and Emergency Physician, Tarek Loubani, 48 hours after their initial arrest.
Egyptian authorities have yet to provide a reason for the ongoing detention of the two Canadians.
Continue reading “Egyptian Authorities Continue to Detain Canadian Filmmaker and Emergency Physician”