Statement by Minister of State Yelich on Two Canadians Detained in Egypt

September 15, 2013 - The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today issued the following statement:

“We were disappointed to learn today that Tarek Loubani and John Greyson will continue to remain in custody.

“Canada shares the concern of the families and friends of Dr. Loubani and Mr. Greyson in this matter and, in the absence of confirmation of the charges, continues to call for their release.

“Canadian consular officials continue to meet with Dr. Loubani and Mr. Greyson regularly.

“Canada continues to press for a timely and positive resolution to this situation.”

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