Canada Concerned by Delay of Mohamed Fahmy Trial
OTTAWA, Canada, July 30, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today released the following statement:
"We are deeply concerned over Mr. Fahmy's current situation and disappointed by the continued delay in his trial.
"Canada calls on the Egyptian government to use all tools at its disposal to resolve Mr. Fahmy's case and allow for his immediate return to Canada. We ask that all branches of the Egyptian government work together in a concerted manner to address the situation of Mr. Fahmy.
"Canadian officials will continue providing consular assistance to Mr. Fahmy and will continue to press Egyptian officials for a resolution on Mr. Fahmy's case.
"Canada calls on the Egyptian government to protect the rights of all individuals, including journalists, in keeping with the spirit of Egypt's new constitution and its transition to democracy."