The Rt Honourable Philip Hammond MP
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street
Dear Mr Hammond,
In your new capacity as Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, we hope to highlight our grave concern regarding the human rights situation in Bahrain and are hopeful of a fresh Foreign Office direction on human rights abuses in the country.
Toronto, ON—On the 200th day in Egyptian prison for three Al Jazeera English journalists, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) sent a petition signed by 10,799 people to Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi demanding he immediately and unconditionally release the three unjustly detained individuals.
To mark his 200th day in prison, Mohamed Fahmy released the following statement through his family
Toronto, ON—Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) will send a petition to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi tomorrow, calling for the immediate release of imprisoned Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed. July 16 will be the 200th day in prison for these three journalists unjustly detained in Egypt.
By Diane Shnier
His Excellency Wael Ahmed Kamal Aboul-Magd
Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Canada
Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Ottawa
454 Laurier Avenue East,
Ottawa, ON, K1N 6R3
I am writing on behalf of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), a non-profit, non-governmental organization that works to promote and protect press freedom and freedom of expression around the world.
Dear CJFE members and supporters,
As you have likely heard, this week Egypt announced the devastating news that three Al Jazeera English journalists were found guilty of aiding the banned Muslin brotherhood and reporting false news in Egypt. Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste were sentenced to seven years in prison, while Baher Mohamed was sentenced to 10 years.