CCLA Calls Upon PM Harper to Seek Immediate Release of Mohamed Fahmy

CCLA has written today to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, requesting him to directly intervene with the Egyptian President to secure the immediate release of Canadian Citizen Mohamed Fahmy. Read our letter here.

Mohamed Fahmy was arrested while working as a journalist for Al Jazeera in Egypt, detained and tried. According to his lawyers no evidence was introduced […]

CCLA Concerned About Detained Journalist Mohamed Fahmy

CCLA is seriously concerned about the detention of Mohamed Fahmy in Egypt.  Mr. Fahmy is a Canadian citizen and a journalist.

We commend the Canadian government for providing consular assistance, and for highlighting the rights to freedom of expression and the need to protect journalists.  Both Canada and Egypt are state parties to the International Covenant on […]

CCLA Elated Two Canadians Held in Egypt are Released

CCLA has just heard this morning that two Canadians detained without charge in Egypt since mid-August have been released, and are awaiting their return to Canada.

Dr. Tarek Loubani and filmmaker John Greyson have been held in an Egyptian prison since they were arrested while assisting wounded demonstrators in mid-August, on a short-stop over in Cairo […]

Canadians Detained in Egypt: CCLA Calls for Government Intervention

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper urging him to directly intervene with the Egyptian government to demand the release of Canadians Tarek Loubani and John Greyson.  Both men have been detained in Egypt since the middle of August although no charges have been laid against them.  Over the last […]

CCLA Extremely Concerned About Canadians Arrested in Egypt

Canadians Tarek Loubani and John Greyson are being detained in Egypt. (Photo originally published by The Globe and Mail.)

CCLA is very concerned about reports that Canadians Tarek Loubani and John Greyson were arrested in Cairo last Friday, August 16th, 2013, and reportedly are being detained in an Egyptian prison. CCLA was contacted on Saturday, August, […]