FREE YASSER ALBAZ
Yasser Albaz is a Canadian citizen who resides with his family in Oakville, Ontario. He is a loving father, grandfather, husband, and a prominent and active community leader. Yasser has been in Canada for two decades, serving the community throughout. Yasser is a businessman who founded and operates an engineering company in Oakville.
On December 21st, 2018, Yasser traveled to Egypt for a two-month business trip. He entered Egypt with his Canadian passport without incident. He was scheduled to leave Cairo on Monday, February 18, but upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, passport control authorities confiscated his Canadian passport, and took him aside for questioning. After a few hours, Yasser disappeared. For several days, no one knew where Yasser was or if he was even alive. He was unaccounted for during this time. There was no arrest warrant for Yasser. According to International Law, he was subjected to illegal enforced disappearance.
Yasser’s family immediately reported the case to Global Affairs Canada’s emergency line. When the Canadian embassy asked the Egyptian Government about Yasser, they denied any knowledge of him for several days. At the end of the week, he appeared at a prosecutor’s office for general questioning and was transported to Torah Prison– notorious for its human rights violations.
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