The two Canadians in jail in Egypt have had their detention extended by another 15 days.
A friend of the two men confirmed to 680News that the prison detention of Tarek Loubani and John Greyson has been extended.
Friends of Tarek Loubani and John Greyson say the men have been moved to a less crowded cell but have been told they’ll remain under lock and key despite the absence of formal charges for a full month.
Loubani, a doctor from London, Ont., and Greyson, a Toronto university professor and filmmaker, were detained Aug. 16 during deadly riots in Cairo.
The two were en route to Gaza, where Loubani planned to teach emergency-room medicine and Greyson was considering producing a documentary.
Canadian foreign affairs officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the extended detention, but have said it appears the men were in the wrong place at the wrong time when they were detained.
Correction: Original information said their detention was extended by 10 days.