Canadians detained in Egypt return to Toronto

By REUTERS
October 12, 2013 03:29

TORONTO - Two Canadians held in Egypt for more than six weeks without charge arrived in Toronto on Friday to cheers, hugs and celebration, ending a high-profile campaign by friends and family to return the doctor and filmmaker.

John Greyson and Tarek Loubani were arrested after going to see street demonstrations on August 16, two days after security forces killed hundreds of supporters of toppled Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo.

Arriving at Toronto's Pearson Airport, the pair thanked Canadian authorities for working to secure their release and supporters who campaigned to raise awareness about their plight.


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