TORONTO, Oct. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - York University is extremely pleased to
learn that John Greyson, an associate professor at York University and
director of York's graduate program in film, and Tarek Loubani, an
emergency medicine physician from London, Ontario, have been released
from detention in Cairo, Egypt. In a statement issued late Saturday,
Minister Lynne Yelich said that Canadian government officials are
facilitating their return to Canada.
We are relieved and grateful that John and Tarek have been released from
prison, where they had been held without charges since August 16, 2013.
Since their arrest, the University has been in contact with Canadian
and Egyptian government officials to express our deep concern for their
welfare and to advocate for their release.
We wish to express our sincere appreciation to their families, friends,
colleagues, and all those who have been actively involved in supporting
them through this difficult time. We look forward to their safe and
swift return to Canada, and to welcoming John back to York.
President and Vice-Chancellor, York University
SOURCE: York University
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