Thursday, February 27, 2014 | Categories: Episodes
Journalists demonstrate across the street from Egypt's embassy in central London. The protest called for the protection of journalists in Egypt, including the release of Al Jazeera English journalists who have been held in an Egyptian prison since end of December. (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Daniel Lak is an Al Jazeera English correspondent covering Canada. He is in Toronto.
We requested to speak with Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs. They declined an interview. But government spokesperson, Jean-Bruno Villeneuve, sent a statement. It reads in part:
"Canadian officials are providing consular assistance to Mr. Fahmy and are in communication with his lawyer. A Department of Foreign Affairs representative was present during Mr. Fahmy's court appearance as an observer. Senior Canadian officials have raised Mr. Fahmy's case with their Egyptian counterparts, requesting a fair and expeditious trial."
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This segment was produced by The Current's Shannon Higgins.