Statement by the Honourable Lynne Yelich on Two Canadians Detained in Egypt

August 29, 2013 - The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today issued the following statement:

“Canada remains deeply concerned about the cases of Dr. Loubani and Mr. Greyson and we are disappointed that the hearing scheduled for today did not take place.

“We continue to work at the highest levels to confirm the specific charges against Dr. Loubani and Mr. Greyson. As we have not yet received confirmation of the charges, the Government of Canada calls for their release.

“We are pleased that Canadian consular officials continue to be able to meet regularly with Dr. Loubani and Mr. Greyson.

“The Government of Canada continues to appeal for a timely and positive resolution to this situation.”

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