Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


John Greyson thanks RNAO nurses for helping secure his release from Egyptian prison

The story of John Greyson and Tarek Loubani, two Canadians jailed for 50 days in an Egyptian prison under horrific conditions, captured our hearts earlier this year.

Together, we spoke out to fight for their release, and now Greyson is thanking you for your efforts.

Greyson, a filmmaker, and Loubani, an emergency physician, were arrested in August during protests in Cairo. They spent 50 days locked in a crowded cell enduring dreadful conditions.

Back in Canada, RNAO joined a number of groups pressuring our government to work with Egyptian officials to secure Greyson and Loubani’s release.

RNAO issued a media release and action alert to political leaders calling for immediate action.

On Oct. 5, the two Canadians were released from prison and returned home days later.

This past weekend, five weeks after their release, RNAO received an email from John Greyson thanking “all the incredible nurses who wrote letters.”

“Both Tarek and I are very grateful for everything you did. Indeed, your effort … is really quite extraordinary – it really did make a difference!” Greyson wrote.

Read Greyson’s full message to RNAO here.