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Canadians held in Egypt end hunger strike

The two began a hunger strike on 16 September, one month after their arrest, "to call attention to their unjust and arbitrary detention".


Tarek Loubani and John Greyson end their hunger strike (Photo from Free Tarek Loubani and John Greyson Facebook Page)
Tarek Loubani and John Greyson end their hunger strike
(Photo from Free Tarek Loubani and John Greyson Facebook Page)

AFP – Two Canadians held in Egypt since mid-August have ended their hunger strike after winning small concessions from their jailers, a relative of one of the men said Thursday.

John Greyson is a Toronto filmmaker and university professor, while Tarek Loubani is an emergency room doctor from London, Ontario.

They were detained in mid-August soon after trying to enter Gaza, where Greyson was scouting for a documentary and Loubani planned to help train local doctors. They were turned back at the Gaza border and later arrested after a protest in Cairo.

The two began a hunger strike on 16 September, one month after their arrest, “to call attention to their unjust and arbitrary detention,” said a statement issued by Greyson’s sister, Cecilia.

But they have now resumed eating solid food under medical supervision after their plight was widely publicised and a secondary demand for increased exercise time was won, she added.

Topics: detention Gaza jail
https://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/10/04/canadians-held-in-egypt-end-hunger-strike/
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