STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT

Letter to Prime Minister Harper from the Documentary Organization of Canada:

As a country which is known as one of the leading democracies in the world, Canada must be seen to stand for freedom of speech…It is part of our social, moral and cultural fabric.

We look to you [Prime Minister Harper] for strong leadership supporting these ideals by securing the immediate repatriation of Mr. Fahmy. (Documentary Organization of Canada)

Statement / editorial by lawyer Amal Clooney:

Canada should now begin real advocacy to ensure that Egypt honors its agreement to release Mr. Fahmy from Egypt.There is no legal impediment to his immediate transfer to Canada.

Yet calls from Canadian society and politicians for Prime Minister Harper to pick up the phone to personally intervene in the case have so far fallen on deaf ears. (A. Clooney)

Statement from NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar:

“Despite action by other heads of government, Prime Minister Harper still refuses to pick up the phone to call President al-Sisi, and no representative of the Prime Minister’s Office has contacted Mr. Fahmy directly. This failure is inexplicable and inexcusable.” [Statement; emphasis added]

 

 

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Editorial by Farah Mawani (Huffington Post)

Statement from 400 Notable Canadians

Statement from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

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Statement from Committee to Protect Journalists

Letter to Prime Minister Harper from Amal Clooney

PEN International

Amnesty International Call to Action

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Statement from the New Democratic Party of Canada

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Statement from Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

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Petition for Mohamed Fahmy (over 49,000 signatures)

Christiane Amanpour & journalists from around the world show support

Statement from Senator John McCain

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Global Day of Action for Press Freedom

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Statement from the U.S. Government (Feb. 5, 2014)

#FreeAJStaff global support

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#HarperCallEgypt support

New Zealand Parliament resolution of support