Dr. Loubani released from detention at last; still in Cairo

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on October 8, 2013 - 21:34
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We'd like to thank our readers who joined the tens of thousands of others who petitioned the Canadian government, called the Egyptian embassy and showed their support for our colleague, Dr. Tarek Loubani. As you will have heard by now, Tarek and filmmaker John Greyson (who was travelling with him on a medical mission to Gaza when the pair were arrested in Cairo) were released from prison on Sunday morning after fifty days in detention without charges.

We have been in contact with Tarek and he is well and in good spirits despite the ordeal. We were concerned to learn that Tarek and John have been as yet unable to leave Egypt for reasons that remain a little vague. We're hoping that he will be back in Canada by the weekend.

For more, check out
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/greyson-and-loubani-in-egypt-a-timeline-of-...
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/09/28/canadians_held_in_egypt_pli...
http://www.citynews.ca/2013/10/07/freed-canadians-expected-home-from-egy...

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