Free Khaled Al-Qazzaz

Press Release: 401 Days - Khaled Al-Qazzaz's Detainment Renewed for 45 Days

Ridwan Al-Nachawati

August 6, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

401 Days
Khaled Al-Qazzaz’s Detainment Renewed for 45 Days 

After delaying his decision by 1 day, the judge announced this morning that Khaled’s detainment would be renewed for another 45 days.

Yesterday, Khaled’s lawyers presented their case for his immediate release.  Today’s decision was not substantiated in any way, and neither the prosecution nor the judge offered any information about why Khaled was being held.

Khaled’s lawyers intend on immediately submitting an appeal to this decision.

Recent Media

Mississauga woman says her husband's health is declining in Egyptian prison
http://www.ourwindsor.ca/news-story/4733735-mississauga-woman-says-her-husband-s-health-is-declining-in-egyptian-prison/

Call to Action

The Free Khaled Al-Qazzaz Campaign is calling on friends and supporters to mail post cards to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird.

Print and mail your own post card!
http://www.freekhaledalqazzaz.com/write-a-letter-of-support/

Background

Khaled Al-Qazzaz, a permanent resident of Canada and father of four young Canadian children, has been unlawfully detained in Egypt for over 400 days. He has been held without charges for over one year now. Khaled currently spends his days and nights in solitary confinement in a cramped insect infested cell slightly larger than a broom closet in one of Egypt’s most notorious prisons.

Khaled Al-Qazzaz is an acclaimed educator, youth activist, human rights champion and revolutionist. Khaled was a staffer, bureaucrat and civil servant of a democratically elected government and he exercised his rights to freedom of expression and association peacefully.

Toronto-born Sarah Attia, Khaled’s wife, has been calling on the Canadian government for help for over two months but little progress has been made.

Further information can be found at:
http://www.freekhaledalqazzaz.com
https://www.facebook.com/freekhaledalqazzaz
@FreeKhaledAQ

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For more information:

Ahmad Attia
647-292-5049
ahmad.attia@gmail.com