01.11.2015 02:13 PM

Khaled is free!

Kudos to Charles Sousa, John Baird, the Daisy folks, Canadian media – and of course his amazing family, led by Sarah and Ahmad.


558 Days – Khaled Al-Qazzaz Finally Released and Looking Forward to being Reunited with Wife and Children

January 11, 2015


558 Days
Khaled Al-Qazzaz Finally Released and Looking Forward to Being Reunited with Wife and Children

On Monday December 29, 2014 the Attorney General issued an order for Khaled Al-Qazzaz’s release. Today, Khaled was released from his hospital room.

Today Khaled and his family are extremely elated and grateful for his release.

While we celebrate Khaled’s freedom, we remain very concerned about his health and reuniting him with his wife, Sarah Attia and their four children in Canada.

Khaled and Sarah are praying for his speedy return to Canada. “We are all so happy, but It’s not over until he’s home with me and our children,” said Sarah. The family has already raised the funds and made the arrangements necessary for him to receive appropriate medical care. We are hopeful that the Egyptian and Canadian governments will expedite the processing of this humanitarian case so that Khaled can finally come home.

Most importantly, on such a joyous day Khaled and Sarah are forever grateful to friends and supporters.


Khaled Al-Qazzaz, a permanent resident of Canada and father of four young Canadian children, was unlawfully detained without charge in Egypt for 558 days. Khaled spent his days and nights in solitary confinement in a cramped insect-infested cell slightly larger than a broom closet in one of Egypt’s most notorious prisons. Khaled’s health has deteriorated due to the conditions of his detainment and is at risk of permanent paralysis if not provided with appropriate medical care immediately.

Khaled Al-Qazzaz is an acclaimed educator, youth activist and a human rights champion. Khaled was a staffer, bureaucrat and civil servant of a democratically elected government and he exercised his rights to freedom of expression and association peacefully.

Toronto-born Sarah Attia, Khaled’s wife, has been calling on the Canadian government and international community to urgently assist in securing Khaled’s immediate release.

Further information can be found at:

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Ahmad Attia


  1. smelter rat says:

    Good news!

  2. Don McGowan says:

    This is wonderful news!
    I’m becoming more & more impressed with Charles Sousa.

  3. Ridiculosity says:

    It’s about time. Literally.

  4. Ronald O'Dowd says:


    I don’t know about you but I’d rather see the lawfully elected Brotherhood still in power. Of course, no one will be left if the leadership continues to be sent to the gallows.

    What a travesty of the rule of law. At least Mubarak can easily recognize the new regime in power. Familarity is supposed to breed contempt.

  5. peter friesen says:

    It is not literally about time. The post has nothing at all to do with the concept of time.

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