The McGill Daily: Free Mohamed Fahmy

Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, working for Al Jazeera English in Egypt, was arrested on December 29, 2013 on ungrounded terrorism charges and has been imprisoned ever since. Fahmy’s arrest took place shortly after General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi staged a military coup, overthrowing the democratically-elected Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt’s current government under el-Sisi is virulently against the Muslim Brotherhood and regards the group as a terrorist organization, a view supported by most Western governments.

El-Sisi’s government wrongfully accused Fahmy of abusing his position at Al Jazeera to recruit people for the Muslim Brotherhood’s terrorist activities. The Canadian government has failed to take meaningful action and protect its citizen, instead choosing to prioritize favourable diplomatic relations with Egypt…


Al Jazeera: The Voice of Qatar.

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  • Just a thought

    “El-Sisi’s government wrongfully accused Fahmy of abusing his position at
    Al Jazeera to recruit people for the Muslim Brotherhood’s terrorist
    activities.
    — Al Jazeera, the voice of . . . ISIS.

    My money is on El-Sisis’s govt being right in this case.

  • Minicapt

    Does he carry the passport of an Egyptian citizen?
    Is he in Egypt?
    … not a Canadian problem.

    Cheers

  • Alain

    He is an Egyptian who chose to break Egyptian law. It is none of Canada’s business and we should stay the hell out of it.

    • Frau Katze

      Dual citizenship has drawbacks.

      • Linda1000

        Dual citizenship didn’t help William Sampson when he was falsely imprisoned, tortured and raped in a Saudi jail in Riyadh. Bill Graham, Min. Of Foreign Affairs at the time was the biggest asshole ever in dealing with the case along with the Cdn. Embassy officials in Saudi. In the end I think it was the Brits and Dutch gov’ts that managed to get all those Western guys released.

  • Linda1000

    Why isn’t Fahmy’s employer, Al Jazeera and Qatar, the MB supporter paying jizya of a few million riyals to have him released. Al Sisi could use the money to buy wheat for Egypt. I’d rather have a 1000 like Raif Badawi in Canada to none of MB sympathizing Fahmy types who are Cdns. of convenience. He went to work in Egypt knowingly putting himself in danger so I have no sympathy for him. Same for that silly gay doctor and his friend who also got thrown in jail in Egypt.