Khaled Al-Qazzaz Jail

Sarah Attia

My Husband's Been Detained in Egypt 320 Days Without Charge

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.