Tag: Mohammed Morsi


Canadian Government Urging Release Of Loubani And Greyson

Two Canadians—a doctor and a filmmaker—are being held in a jail in Egypt.

They have been there since Aug. 16.

Tarek Loubani and John Greyson have been told that they, along with about 600 others arrested in August, will be held for 45 more days.

On August 16, Loubani and Greyson witnessed a violent clash between Egyptian security forces and supporters of the country’s former president, Mohammed Morsi.

Dr. Loubani had travelled to Egypt to volunteer at a hospital. Greyson was there to make a short film about Loubani and his work.

When they saw the clash happen, they did what they do best: Dr. Loubani started treating the wounded and Greyson filmed the incident.

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New Egyptian Leader Backs Off On Strict Controls

In 2011, during what was called Arab Spring, protests in the Middle East showed that many people were fed up with their dictator leaders.

One of the largest countries in which people opposed their leader was Egypt. 

The protests ended when President Hosni Mubarak was driven out of office and put on trial.

Last June, Egypt’s first freely elected president took office.

But instead of trying to get everyone to agree on how to run the country, President Mohammed Morsi decided to give himself complete power over all laws and all the people.

He said this was the only way to get things done.

Again the protests started as people streamed into the streets because their rights had been removed.

Their message got to Morsi and he cancelled his plans for complete power.