Free Khaled Al-Qazzaz

Panel event & press conference in Ottawa

Campaign NewsSarah Attia

Human Rights in Egypt - When will Canada's detained come home?

Khaled's wife, Sarah Attia, is in Ottawa, Canada to campaign for the release of her husband. Join her in person or via live stream and hear her speak at an event tonight at the University of Ottawa: Human Rights in Egypt - When will Canada's detained come home? Speakers also include a member from the family of Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, Hilary Homes from Amnesty International Canada, and Dr. Monia Mazigh, Canadian academic and human rights expert. For more details, please view the event page on facebook.

Press Conference on Parliament Hill

Press Conference: Canadian Sarah Attia seeks government assistance in bringing her husband home

OTTAWA, April 27, /CNW/ - Canadian citizen Sarah Attia, whose husband Khaled Al-Qazzaz has been falsely imprisoned in Egypt, continues to raise awareness about his inadequate care and deteriorating health. Sarah Attia is urging the Canadian Government to do more to help bring justice for her husband and four Canadian children. Khaled is a Canadian permanent resident, and has been held without charge or trial for nine months.

Khaled and Sarah met as graduate students at the University of Toronto. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch characterize Khaled's detainment as "enforced disappearance" under international law, recognizing it as a breach of human rights.

The press conference will be held at the Charles-Lynch Press Conference Room in Centre Block on Parliament Hill, on Tuesday April 29 at 10.30 am.

SOURCE Free Khaled Campaign

For further information:
Osama Elkhodary, (613) 265-6509, osama.elkhodary@eccd.ca