Stateless Canadian citizens

Mohammed Fahmy’s situation of being abandoned by the Canadian (Harper) government, is similar to my situation after the Israelis jailed me after the 2010 Mavi Marmara hijacking. The Canadian embassy told me “There is nothing we can do for you.”, and then “You can expect to be in here for a long time”. The Turkish government got me out, not my government. John Greyson and Tarek Loubani also suffered the same treatment, languishing for 4 months in 2013 in the same Egyptian prison as Mr. Fahmy, with little or no help from the Canadian government. As I said in a blog back in 2010, the Harper regime will make his political/ideological opponents suffer in foreign jails, in order to punish them and so dissuade others from doing activist work overseas. Any Canadian heading to Gaza, via Egypt, to join the Gaza Ark project, will be up against the Israeli, Egyptian and sadly our own government.  When political activists leave Canada, they are now, for all intents and purposes, stateless citizens.  

 

Of course, the much more important case, of the 1000+ Egyptians who have been condemned to death by the Egyptian coup generals, has not even been worthy of comment, let alone condemnation by our government.  Shame!

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