Canadians released after weeks in Egyptian prison
APTORONTO--Canada's Foreign Affairs department said late Saturday that two Canadians held without charges for the past several weeks in Egypt have been released from prison.
October 7, 2013, 12:06 am TWN
Lynne Yelich, a Canadian minister of consular affairs, said Canada welcomes the decision to release John Greyson, a filmmaker and professor, and Tarek Loubani, a physician.
The pair has been held without charges since mid-August. The men say they were observing an anti-government demonstration on Aug. 16 when Loubani heeded a call for a doctor and began treating wounded demonstrators while Greyson recorded the unrest on video.