Deputy PM of Egypt in Toronto this week?

Sept 22/13, 9:30am

A good friend of Tarek and John’s found this article in Bonjour Egypte:

http://bonjouregypte.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=53890

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”.


Sept 22/13, 9:30am

A good friend of Tarek and John’s found this article in Bonjour Egypte:

http://bonjouregypte.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=53890

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”.

We believe that Canada-Egypt economic cooperation would be best facilitated if people traveling to Egypt could know they were safe from arbitrary detention of 37 days and counting. We are hoping that those “high level discussions” include questions like: Why haven’t Tarek and John been released? When will people traveling to Cairo have guarantees that they will not be arbitrarily detained? Do Egypt and Canada intend to do business-as-usual while Egypt continues to arbitrarily detain Tarek and John?

We will be trying to find the Deputy PM to ask him these questions, and we hope the press can do the same. We expect that the Egyptian Ambassador to Canada will know where the Deputy PM is.

Contact: Justin Podur, justin@podur.org, Cecilia Greyson, cgreyson@gmail.com

Author: Justin Podur

Ecology. Environmental Science. Political Science. Anti-imperialism. Political fiction. Teach at York U's FES. Author. Writer at ZNet, TeleSUR, AlterNet, Ricochet, and the Independent Media Institute.