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Update on John & Tarek's arrests: pressure on Egyptian authorities needed
8:30am Toronto time, August 18/13
We still have no confirmed information about John and Tarek's whereabouts. We calculate that the best course of action would be for Canadian and US friends to pressure Egyptian embassies and consulates and also Canadian and US foreign affairs offices. Many of these offices will not be open on Sundays, but here is some contact information.
Canadian Embassy in Egypt: firstname.lastname@example.org
Egyptian Embassy, Ottawa, Canada
Egyptian Consulate General, Montreal, Canada
John Baird – Minister of Foreign Affairs Canada
Twitter: John Baird @honjohnbaird
Twitter: Department of Foreign Affairs Canada: @DFATDCanada
Stephen Harper – Prime Minister of Canada
Phone [Ottawa office]
For our US friends:
Egyptian Embassy in the US: email@example.com
Find and write to your local city consulates as well. Please keep your letters and communications to the point: this is a doctor and a filmmaker, both academics, deeply rooted in the community through their medical, artistic, and academic work, and we are eagerly awaiting their release.