Human Rights in Egypt | When will Canada's detained come home?

Ottawa, April 26, /CNW/ - A panel of eyewitnesses, experts and academics speak on human rights violations, highlighting the cases of Khaled Al-Qazzaz and Mohammad Fahmy, and Press Conference.

  • Canadian citizen Sarah Attia, whose husband Khaled Al-Qazzaz has been falsely imprisoned in Egypt, continues to raise awareness about his inadequate care and deteriorating health. Sarah Attia is urging the Canadian Government to do more to help bring justice for her husband and family while he is unlawfully imprisoned in Egypt.
  • A member of Mohamed Fahmy's family will give an eye-witness account of his situation and the conditions in Tora Prison, Cairo. Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy was taken prisoner December 29, 2013, when he was acting bureau chief for Al Jazeera English. This Sunday, April 27, is his birthday, to be spent for 23 hours in a dank cell.
  • Hilary Homes from Amnesty International Canada will speak of the human rights violations taking place in Egypt. Amnesty International has called for the immediate and unconditional release of Canadian citizen and prisoner of conscience Mohamed Fahmy and the release from detention of detained Canadian permanent resident Khaled Al-Qazzaz who has been held without charge or trial for nine months.
  • Dr. Monia Mazigh, a Canadian academic and human rights expert who campaigned tirelessly for the release of her husband, Maher Arar, when he was deported to Syria, tortured and held without charge, will also address the audience. Dr. Mazigh is author of Hope and Despair, a 2008 book about her pursuit of justice.

Hosted by the Egyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy (ECCD) at the University of Ottawa on Monday April 28 at 6:30 pm in the Faculty of Social Sciences (120 University Private), Room 1006.

Also, join Sarah Attia for a press conference at the Charles-Lynch Press Conference Room in Centre Block on Parliament Hill, on Tuesday April 29 at 10.30 am.

SOURCE Free Khaled Campaign

For further information: Osama Elkhodary, (613) 265-6509, osama.elkhodary@eccd.ca