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A great deal of attention has been paid to the incarceration in Cairo of Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, a journalist with Al Jazeera television, but there is another Egyptian with Canadian connections who is in prison in Egypt and he’s been there a lot longer than Mr. Fahmy.

Khaled al-Qazzaz, a Canadian permanent resident, was arrested by Egyptian security forces on July 3, his 34th birthday, and held in secret, without charge, for five and a half months. In mid-December he was transferred to the notorious Tora prison, south of Cairo, where the country’s political prisoners have long been taken, and held in a solitary cell in the maximum security “Scorpion” section.

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