Great News!!


Egypt frees jailed Canadians Tarek Loubani and John Greyson

In a surprise middle-of-the-night move, Egyptian authorities release Tarek Loubani and John Greyson after nearly 50 days in a Cairo prison.

 

In a surprise middle-of-the-night move, Egyptian authorities have released Canadian detainees Tarek Loubani and John Greyson after nearly 50 days in an overcrowded, cockroach-infested cell in Cairo.

“They just came to their cell and said, ‘Come with us,’ ” said Loubani’s brother Mohammed in a phone interview with the Star. “They had no idea what was happening until they arrived at the police station. They were stunned.”

He said Loubani and Greyson were resting in a Cairo hotel after their release.

Greyson’s sister, Cecilia Greyson, tweeted “Christmas has come early” upon getting the happy news late Saturday night Toronto time and thanked all those who worked for their release.

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In Ottawa, Consular Affairs Minister Lynne Yelich welcomed the two men’s release in a statement: “I look forward to Dr. Loubani and Mr. Greyson being reunited with their families and friends who have shown tremendous strength during this difficult time.”

Loubani, an emergency room physician from London, Ont., and Greyson, a Toronto filmmaker, were arrested Aug. 16 during a stopover in Cairo while en route to Gaza, where Loubani was to teach medical students while Greyson film the project.

 

From article Toronto Star cot 6 Olivia Ward

 

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4 Responses to Great News!!

  1. Myke Todd says:

    Glad your folks were turned free.

  2. trev says:

    This is a great surprise considering the turmoil Egypt is in right now…
    Being in there jails for 56 days would have made their lives a real misery Sue..
    But like Cecilia said… Christmas has come early for John and Tarek…
    Lets hope they are in good health real soon and not too traumatised by the ordeal…
    Thanks for passing this on Sue… its always good to hear something good happening in the world today girl… Brilliant News indeed…

  3. Sue says:

    Unfortunately the news today is rather bleak. Doesn’t seem like they’ll be home anytime soon

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