5000 Letters to MPs by December 4
There are 4 Canadian children, all under the age of 10, that are being prevented from returning to their home in Canada. Sarah Attia - who was born and raised in Canada, and her husband Khaled Al-Qazzaz, along with their four children, are being involuntarily held in Egypt and have been prevented from leaving twice. This situation must stop, and you can help make that happen!
Supporters of the #KQFamily are aiming to send 5000 letters to Members of Parliament all across Canada by December 4, asking them to use their voices to urge Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to demand that Egyptian authorities allow the Canadian family to return to their home in Mississauga.
All it takes to join the effort is 30 seconds! Visit www.emailyourmp.ca, add your information, and click send! It cannot get any easier to make a world of difference for this Canadian family.
In the midst of strengthening Canada-Egypt relations, especially with the recent announcement of Canada’s commitment of $50 million in funding to improve women’s and youth employment in Egypt, and further Canadian support to improve transportation technology in the country, there is no reason for Egypt’s continued persecution of this Canadian family.
Khaled Al-Qazzaz was illegally detained by the Egyptian military in July 2013. He was detained for 558 days in solitary confinement without charge and no reason was provided for his lengthy incarceration. Tens of thousands of Canadians spoke up and called for the former government’s intervention. Khaled was finally released in January 2015 by order of the Egyptian Prosecutor General. But unfortunately his release was not the end of this ordeal.
Go to www.emailyourmp.ca and make sure your Member of Parliament knows that their support is critical.
Please spread the word.
"A Canadian family in limbo in Egypt" - The Hill Times, November 30, 2015
Ahmad Attia, Sarah’s brother, may be reached at 647-292-5049 or firstname.lastname@example.org for interviews or for introductions to campaign supporters.
Please visit http://www.freekhaledalqazzaz.com/ for background information.