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I ask our new government to petition the Egyptians so my four grandchildren can return to Canada with their father. It's time for Canada to reclaim its position as an international champion of human rights. What better place to start than to stand up for one of its own? Help end this ordeal.
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CAIRO - An ailing Canadian resident imprisoned in Cairo for more than a year has been released from custody in an Egyptian hospital.A statement released on Sunday by supporters of Khaled Al-Qazzaz say...
Despite the support of many human rights organizations, Khaled's inhumane conditions remain the same. He has now suffered more than 500 days without charge or any semblance of evidence in a two by two meter, insect-infested cell. He has spent 23 hours of most of those days in solitary confinement, having no access to even the most basic of possessions.
I have four children, and when any of them asks about their father, I am always at a loss for words. My husband Khaled Al-Qazzaz has been detained in Egypt without charge for over 320 days. He is being held in the country's most notorious jail - Tora Prison. He is trapped for 23 hours of the day in solitary confinement, spending his time in a two meter by two metre insect-infested cell with blood stains on the walls. His health is quickly deteriorating. Today, as a Canadian mother of four Canadian children, I am asking my fellow citizens to join me in my call on the government to speak up.