Canadian returns home after nearly 500 days in Egyptian prison without charges

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A Canadian man detained in a Cairo prison for almost 500 days without charges has returned home. Yasser Albaz arrived at Toronto’s Pearson airport Tuesday.

TORONTO -- A Canadian man detained in a Cairo prison for almost 500 days without charges has returned home.

“Our family’s ordeal is finally coming to an end,” the family said in a statement to CTV News. They said they are grateful for the support of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s ambassador to Egypt Jess Dutton, and other ministers, MPs and government staff.Read more about Yasser Albaz's detention in Cairo

 

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CTVAtlantic I have a friend in Cairo & I followed very closely all events at the time. El Sisi had Muslim Brotherhood and related friendlies arrested and jailed.

Why do Canadian citizens continue to travel to these horrible garbage countries? I would assume arrest if I travelled to Egypt, China, numerous other barbaric countries. Come to Canada and stay. If you return, you are playing with fire

How about our two hostages being held in China, any update on that?

Pay attention China! You are not as good as Egypt. Release the two Michaels.

I hope that’s not his wife in the blue. immaculateconception

not right

Happy for them, but I hope to god they were quarantined for 14 days

That's a lot of people around him hugging and touching, especially since they say he has Covid-19...

Quarantine ?

Hello 👋 best news source in Canada 🇨🇦 is CTV

Shouldn’t be allowed into the country

Yes! Now go away for 14.

Maybe these people need to stop going to these countries that are dangerous.

I trust they have tested him at the very least. 👀

Doesn’t lok like he’s isolating

Better isolate for 14 days

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