Glad that my 100th post for this blog is about something uplifting–that is, genuinely good news. Khaled Al-Qazzaz, a permanent resident of Canada, former adviser for Muhammad Morsi in Egypt, and a long-time, active member of the Canadian Muslim community has finally been provided with an order for release by Egypt’s Sisi regime who detained him 558 days ago under very suspicious and unfair circumstances.
It’s not over until he returns to Canada and meets his family, but this is a big step. Alhamdulillah.
Here’s the press release from the Toronto-based campaign for his freedom:
January 11, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 [his wife] 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..