Outside the tallest skyscraper in Montreal, the mood was somber. Tuesday, September 24 marked the thirty-ninth day since two Canadians were arrested and arbitrarily imprisoned in Cairo on their way to the Gaza strip. Friends, family, colleagues and supporters of Tarek Loubani and John Greyson filled the corner of De la Gauchetière and Mansfield, under the shadow of the tower that houses the Egyptian consulate. They rallied for the immediate release of the two men, promising never to forget them. “Free Tarek and John, Free Tarek and John,” chanted the crowd. The editorial team and supporters of Open Medicine wait with growing heartache and dismay for the safe return of their colleague, Dr. Loubani, and urge readers to join the effort to secure Tarek and John’s release.
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