& the Day of Pink Extremely Concerned About Canadians Arrested in Egypt and the International Day of Pink are very concerned about reports that Canadians Tarek Loubani and John Greyson were arrested in Cairo last Friday, August 16th, 2013, and reportedly are being detained in an Egyptian prison.

Tarek Loubani is renowned humanitarian who has been noted for providing medical relief in dangerous places internationally. John Greyson is an LGBTQ-A* pioneer, award-winning filmmaker and human rights activist. & the International Day of Pink thank the Canadian government for all their work to ensure the safety and release of both men. We also urge continued and urgent action on this issue from all parties involved.

Canada and Egypt are partners and we urge cooperation on this issue.  

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