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893 Days | Media Update: The Clock is Ticking as Canadian family pleads for support from the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister‏

Aaida Mamuji


The Clock is Ticking as Canadian family pleads
for support from the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister

[VIDEO] Parliament Hill Press Conference

On Thursday December 10, brother of Canadian citizen Sarah Attia, Ahmad Attia, Senator Mobina Jaffer and family friend Dr. Nadia Abu-Zahra stood together in the Charles Lynch Room in Parliament Center Block to raise attention to a Canadian family forcibly held in Egypt. The press conference coincided with International Human Rights Day.

Senator Mubina Jaffer, a long-time supporter of the #KQFamily, explained that she has spoken directly to the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office about the unfortunate circumstance facing the family.  

“The clock is ticking.  The clock is ticking,” emphasized Senator Jaffer.  She highlighted Khaled’s deteriorating health condition stemming from his arbitrary imprisonment under solitary confinement, the deteriorating political situation in Egypt, and the fact that Sarah and Khaled’s four children are out of Canadian school.  

“These are Canadian children, and this is a Canadian family.  We have kept quiet and we have not raised this issue publicly earlier because we were very respectful of the Prime Minister having many issues to deal with.  But now we believe, before Christmas, this family deserves to come home,” explained Senator Jaffer.

Recent Media:


CBC Power & Politics

Brother of Canadian stranded in Egypt makes passionate plea

 Ahmad and Senator Mobina joined CBC Power and Politics yesterday as well. Ahmad concluded with a clear but respectful request to the Rt. Hon Prime Minister to “call the Egyptian Government and ask of them to investigate where this bureaucratic problem is taking place, to resolve it and to allow this Canadian family to come home quickly and safely before Christmas… the Ambassador has exhausted his options.”

CBC Radio Canada

Brother of Canadian woman stuck in Egypt pleads for Trudeau’s intervention

Globe and Mail

Canada urged to help family of ex-Egyptian aide trapped in Cairo


Canada urged to help family of ex-Mursi aide trapped in Egypt

CJ800 Barry Morgan

A Canadian citizen had been held in Egypt for 10 months now - December 10, 2015

Contacts For Media Interviews

Ahmad Attia
Sarah’s brother, may be reached at 647-292-5049 or

Nadia Abu-Zahra
Associate Professor
School of International Development and Global Studies
University of Ottawa
Friend of Sarah and Khaled

Dr. Mohamed Fadel
Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law
University of Toronto

Erna Paris
Author, Historian, Journalist
Sarah Attia’s friend and supporter

Prof. Dr. Greg Evans
Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
University of Toronto
Sarah Attia Undergraduate and Master’s Supervisor

Contact info for the above individuals can be provided by Ahmad Attia at 647-292-5049 or