Tarek Loubani and John Greyson Free From Prison in Egypt: Official

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 5, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Tarek Loubani and John Greyson have been released from prison in Egypt, according to a Canadian official. 

“Canada welcomes the decision,” said Lynne Yelich, minister of state (Foreign Affairs and Consular), on Saturday evening in a statement. “I look forward to Dr. Loubani and Mr. Greyson being reunited with their families and friends, who have shown tremendous strength during this difficult time.

“Minister Baird and I were in contact with senior Egyptian officials on numerous occasions concerning this case, and the Embassy of Canada to Egypt worked tirelessly to secure their release.”

Officials will work on getting Loubani and Greyson out of Egypt, she said.

“I wish to express our appreciation to the Egyptian authorities for providing consistent consular access,” she said.

The news comes after the pair’s detention was said to have been extended 45 days on Sept. 30.

They had been jailed without charges since Aug. 16. 

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.