Paul Dewar, Ottawa Centre MP, has written to Minister Baird asking what steps are being taken to advocate on behalf of him and his family. It has now been over a year since Khaled's unjust detainment in cruel conditions in Egypt, with little pressure from the Canadian government for his freedom. In his letter, Mr. Dewar writes:
“Mr. al-Qazzaz has a wife and four young children. These Canadian citizens deserve their husband and father, and they deserve the support of the Government of Canada in ensure that he is safe.
I am writing to ask you for information regarding action the Government of Canada has taken, is taking, or will take to encourage the Egyptian authorities to either formally charge or release Mr. al-Qazzaz. Has the government registered a formal protest with Egyptian authorities concerning the duration and conditions of his detention, and if so at what level?”
To read the letter in full, please click on the link below.