Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said Tuesday he was “deeply troubled” by Egypt’s conviction on Monday of a Canadian journalist.
Friday, 04 July 2014
An Egyptian court levied a sentence against Mohamed Fahmy, a dual citizen of Canada and Egypt and Cairo bureau chief for Al Jazeera English news network. The day after Canada issued a relatively muted response to the sentencing, Mr. Baird made these remarks during an interview with an Ottawa radio station. On charges of conspiring