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|Harper should take a break from campaign to help jailed Canadian Fahmy
MONTREAL Stephen Harper political opponents are calling on the prime minister to take time off the campaign trail and concentrate on securing the release of jailed Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy.
An Egyptian court sentenced Fahmy to three years in prison on Saturday and the foreign affairs critics for both the New Democrats and the Liberals lashed out at Harper for failing to intervene earlier in the case.
concretely, we are asking Stephen Harper to put aside the election campaign for a moment and call President al Sisi directly and ask him to send Women UGG Bailey Button 5803 Sand Boots Clearance Outlet Stores Mr. Fahmy home, NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar told The Canadian Press.
Liberal Foreign Affairs Critic Marc Garneau told The Canadian Press Harper should contact al Sisi and Canada strongest disapproval, and in fact to make it very clear that the relationship between Canada and Egypt, which has been a good one, is in jeopardy Men UGG Boots Clearance if Mr. Fahmy has to go back to jail. faced widely denounced terror charges and spent more than a year in prison before a successful appeal of an earlier conviction resulted in a retrial that culminated in Saturday verdict, where Fahmy was sentenced for failing to register with the country journalist syndicate, bringing in equipment without security approval, and broadcasting news on Al Jazeera.
Both Dewar and Garneau accused Women UGG Bailey Button 5803 Sand Boots Clearance Outlet Stores Harper of failing to take strong action in the Fahmy case. Garneau said it was clear the Harper government response was considering Fahmy colleague at Al Jazeera, Peter Greste, was successfully deported to his native Australia because of intervention on the part of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Dewar said Harper Conservatives, in contrast with the Australian prime minister, decided to on the sidelines and really not step UGG Boots Clearance Sale Women up and do their job. Leader Tom Mulcair took to Twitter to condemn the court ruling, as did Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.
On Sunday, Defence Minister Jason Kenney reiterated statements that the Canadian government has serious concerns about Fahmy case and will continue to raise its concerns the highest levels, but he would not discuss details or specify whether Harper would personally intervene.
easy for an opposition leader to stand up with a megaphone, he said. sometimes a degree of forceful discretion is required in the management of complex consular cases. Yelich, minister of state for foreign affairs, said in a statement Saturday that Canada is and that Saturday decision undermines confidence in the rule of law in Egypt. a tweet, Harper wrote continues to call on Egypt for the immediate and full release of Mr. Fahmy, and full co operation to facilitate his return home. Foreign Ministry summoned Britain ambassador on Sunday to protest comments he made about the case. John Casson said the sentences would undermine confidence in Egypt stability. The ministry issued a statement that Casson comments were interference in the country judiciary.