Egypt Releases Two Canadians

    Egyptian soldiers backed by armored personnel carriers block an entrance to Tahrir Square in Cairo, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 a day ahead of expected mass demonstrations by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi timed to coincide with annual celebrations honoring the military, a combination many fear will lead to a new round of violence.

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    Make sure to get on that first flight out, you guys. Egyptian officials on Sunday freed two Canadians who had been held without charges for seven weeks. Dr. Tarek Loubani and filmmaker John Greyson were arrested during Egypt’s deadly clashes this summer and accused of helping protesters. Loubani said he was helping injured protesters and Greyson filmed the violence. Their release comes just hours before more protests in Cairo are expected, as the country marks the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War.

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