Canadian doctor is released from jail but stopped from leaving Egypt

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 09 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6103
  1. Sophie Arie
  1. 1London

A Canadian doctor and a filmmaker who were released from jail in Egypt after being held for more than six weeks without charge are being prevented from leaving the country.

The two men, who were arrested on 16 August amid street protests in Cairo,1 were released from jail on 6 October. But when they checked in for a flight to Germany they were not allowed to board. The Associated Press reported that …

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