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Canada’s FM says detention of 2 Canadians without charge in Egypt poses a threat to relations

A Pataxo Indian takes part in the first day of  the National Indigenous Mobilization protest in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The protest is against a proposed constitutional amendment known as PEC 215, which amends the rules for demarcation of indigenous lands. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

CAPTION By Associated Press, TORONTO Canadas foreign minister has warned Egypt that the detention of two Canadians without charges for the past several weeks is a significant threat to relations between the two countries. Foreign Minister John Baird said Tuesday that he told his Egyptian counterpart that in no uncertain terms it is unacceptable. He said Canadas prime minister has directed that all resources be brought to bear to secure their release. Russia accuses Greenpeace activists of piracy Kathy Lally Fourteen of the 30 who were on the Arctic Sunrise are charged over a protest against an oil-drilling rig. In twist on growth plan, Japan PM commits to tax hike Chico Harlan Shinzo Abe says Japan will go ahead with a sales tax planned for April but will pair it with new stimulus spending. John Greyson, a filmmaker and professor, and Tarek Loubani, a physician, have been held without charges since mid-August and were ordered detained for another 45 days on the weekend. The men say they were observing an anti-government demonstration Aug. 16 when Loubani heeded a call for a doctor and began treating wounded demonstrators while Greyson recorded the unrest on video. The pair released a statement on Saturday saying theyve been beaten and subjected to degrading treatment. It is simply unacceptable that Canadians can be held this long with no specific charges, no specific evidence, Baird said. Baird said he told the new Egyptian foreign minister that it was a significant problem in our bilateral relations. Baird said he didnt see any light at the end of the tunnel despite holding what he called a productive meeting with his Egyptian counterpart on Friday.

Canada: Detention of 2 in Egypt Mars Relations

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Foreign Minister John Baird said Tuesday that he told his Egyptian counterpart that in “no uncertain terms” it is unacceptable. He said Canada’s prime minister has directed that all resources be brought to bear to secure their release. John Greyson, a filmmaker and professor, and Tarek Loubani, a physician, have been held without charges since mid-August and were ordered detained for another 45 days on the weekend. The men say they were observing an anti-government demonstration Aug. 16 when Loubani heeded a call for a doctor and began treating wounded demonstrators while Greyson recorded the unrest on video. The pair released a statement on Saturday saying they’ve been beaten and subjected to degrading treatment. “It is simply unacceptable that Canadians can be held this long with no specific charges, no specific evidence,” Baird said. Baird said he told the new Egyptian foreign minister that it was “a significant problem in our bilateral relations.” Baird said he “didn’t’ see any light at the end of the tunnel” despite holding what he called a productive meeting with his Egyptian counterpart on Friday. He said the Canadian government is taking both a political and judicial approach to securing their release. “The government, at the prime minister’s direction, has been engaged in a big way to secure the release of these two Canadians,” Baird said. “I don’t want to up the rhetoric that would impede their expeditious release. I would just say we’re having strong discussions with the Egyptian authorities on this.” Join the Discussion You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.