45 more days for Canadians in Egypt
Sep 29, 2013 / 9:15 am
Two Canadians arrested and detained without charge in Egypt for six weeks will be held for another 45 days.
The sister of Toronto filmmaker John Greyson says a prosecutor issued the order just as her brother and London, Ont., doctor Tarek Loubani mark their first 45 days in prison.
Cecilia Greyson says their lawyers told her the extension applied to everyone arrested on Aug. 16 during a bloody protest in Cairo.
She says family members are concerned about the two men's health, since they are on the 13th day of a hunger strike to protest their detention.
Cecilia Greyson says lawyers have launched an appeal to free the men, with a decision possible within days.
In a statement released Saturday, Greyson and Loubani say they were trying to get back to their hotel when they were arrested and beaten by police.
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