Free John Greyson and Tarek Loubani Rally at York University
On Sept. 26 at 12:30pm, York President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri joined other members of the York University community in front of Vari Hall to speak out for the release of John Greyson and Tarek Loubani from an Egyptian jail.

Greyson and Loubani have been held in the prison without charges for nearly six weeks. They are now into their second week of a hunger strike.

Greyson is popular and highly respected film professor at York and renowned director. Dr Tarek Loubani is an emergency room doctor in London, Ontario, and a professor at Western University. In attempting to reach Gaza through Egypt, they found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, and were arbitrarily arrested.

The York University Faculty Association (YUFA) organized the Day of Concern to voice the deep concern from all parts of the University that these men should be released immediately. Other speakers at the event were Faculty of Environmental Studies Professor Justin Podor, a friend of Greyson; Professor Brenda Longfellow, Greyson’s colleague in the film department; and one of Greyson’s students.

Throughout the day leaflets, posters, and buttons were distributed in Vari Hall to encourage York’s faculty, students, and staff to send a flood of messages to Canadian and Egyptian government officials.
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