Monday, September 23, 2013

Canadians Jailed in Egypt Refuse Food to Protest

John Greyson, a gay Canadian filmmaker, and Tarek Loubani, a Canadian emergency physician, were arrested by Egyptian authorities last August 16th, seemingly without cause. 

Tarek and John were on their way to Gaza, where Tarek was to work at Al Shifa Hospital, and John to explore the possibility of making a film about his work.

Weeks later, the two men are still being held in Cairo's Tora prison. Egyptian officials have still given no clear reason for their arrest.  

The last news are the pair have begun refusing food to protest the arbitrary nature of their detention.

In has been launched a petition to Canadian government to demand their freedom and pressure the Egyptian authorities to let them go. You can sign this petition here.

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