tarek loubani

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

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on October 8, 2013 - 21:34

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.

Yesterday, at the rally outside the Egyptian consulate in Montreal....

Submitted by Carlyn Zwarenstein on September 25, 2013 - 10:51

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.