Supporters of John and Tarek will be hosting a peaceful rally in London, Ontario next week.
Join them at Victoria Park at 1pm on Tuesday, September 24th, and ask for the immediate release of Tarek & John!
For more information, visit the London Emergency Medicine website, or contact Amit Shah (amit.shahATme.com) and Andrew Jones (jonesmdATgmail.com).
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Canadians detained in Egypt refuse food to protest the arbitrary nature of their detention
September 16, 2013
For immediate release –
Canadian filmmaker, John Greyson, and emergency room physician, Tarek Loubani, have informed friends and supporters through their Egyptian lawyers that they will be refusing food beginning September the 16th to protest the arbitrary nature of their detention by Egyptian authorities.
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Sept 15/13, 3pm
After a brief meeting in Tora prison, where Canadians John Greyson and Tarek Loubani have been held for the past 30 days, the Cairo district prosecutor, Mohamed Heta, announced today that he would extend their detention period for a further 15 days.
Egyptian authorities have not provided any reason for the extension or for the ongoing detention of Greyson and Loubani. Greyson and Loubani were first arrested in the early evening of Friday, August 16th, when they approached Egyptian police officials to ask for directions in the Azbakiya district of Cairo.
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September 5, 11pm
Tarek and John had another visit from consulars and from our lawyers yesterday. We have heard more about how they are doing, which continues to be summarized as “good health and high spirits”, although they have now been in for about three weeks, entirely at the prosecutor’s discretion, and our own frustration and that of friends and supporters continues to grow.
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