published by Justin Podur on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 17:29
1:30pm, Aug 20/13
Today a district prosecutor in Cairo sent a press release to domestic Egyptian media outlets referring to the detention for 15 days of nine foreigners -- 4 Irish, 2 Syrian, 1 Turkish, and 2 Canadian -- pending investigation into a wide-ranging list of allegations concerning events that took place at the al-Fateh mosque and the Azbakiya police station.
published by Justin Podur on Sun, 08/18/2013 - 19:24
3:20pm, Aug 18/13
We have heard from Canadian consular services that they managed to visit Tarek Loubani and John Greyson in the Egyptian prison facility. Tarek and John have both passed messages through consular services that they are okay. We still have no information about charges. Consular services will be seeing Tarek and John again tomorrow.
published by Justin Podur on Sun, 08/18/2013 - 12:28
8:30am Toronto time, August 18/13
We still have no confirmed information about John and Tarek's whereabouts. We calculate that the best course of action would be for Canadian and US friends to pressure Egyptian embassies and consulates and also Canadian and US foreign affairs offices. Many of these offices will not be open on Sundays, but here is some contact information.
Canadian Embassy in Egypt: email@example.com