LONDON, Ont., – It appears London doctor Tarek Loubani and filmmaker John Greyson will be stuck in an Egyptian jail for at least a few more days.
The Egyptian district prosecutor met with two men on Friday along with their lawyers and Canadian consulate officials, according to a blog post written by friend Justin Podur, a York University professor.
That meeting was originally scheduled for Thursday but the prosecutor failed to show.
The Egyptian prosecutor said he was waiting for additional information, which he expects in another few days, before deciding whether to release the two men.
Podur, a friend of the jailed Canadians, said lawyers for the two men will be checking in daily to see if the prosecutor has made a decision.
But he said Loubani and Greyson “remain in high spirits.”
The two men have not been charged since they were arrested in Cairo on Aug. 16 on their way to a medical mission in Gaza.
Egyptian authorities claimed they took part in a plot to attack a police station in the strife-torn country.
Loubani is an emergency room doctor and Western University assistant professor.
Greyson is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in Toronto. Both men have a history of social activism.
Cecilia Greyson, sister of John Greyson has been active in gathering petitions and statements of support to get the two men freed.
On her blog Greyson says there be a Labour Day march in Toronto to support her brother and Loubani organized by the Independent Artist's Union.