Statement by Minister Yelich on Two Canadians Detained in Egypt

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

“We were disappointed to learn today that Dr. Loubani and Mr. Greyson will remain in custody.

“Canada continues to press for a timely and positive resolution to this situation and, in the absence of confirmation of the charges, once again calls for their release.

“Minister Baird and I have been in close contact with Egyptian officials on multiple occasions, and our embassy in Cairo continues to meet with senior Egyptian government officials regularly on this case.

“The well-being of Dr. Loubani and Mr. Greyson is our top priority. We continue to receive consular access and are in regular contact with the Canadians’ lawyer and families.”

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