LONDON, Ont. — London emergency room doctor Tarek Loubani and Toronto filmmaker John Greyson have ended their 17-day hunger strike in an Egyptian prison.
News of their decision was posted late Wednesday on the blog of York University environmental professor Justin Podur, a spokesperson for their families and a friend of both men.
"They have resumed eating solid food under medical supervision. They saw a doctor, as well as staff from the Canadian Embassy, today," Podur wrote.
Loubani and Greyson were arrested Aug. 16 after witnessing a deadly clash between demonstrators and Egyptian police in which more than 50 protesters were killed.
They've been held in the notorious Tora prison since then without charged.
On the weekend, their detention was extended for another 45 days.
Faced with the possibility of being held for two years without charge, the pair launched their hunger strike Sept. 16.