Two Canadians held in Egyptian prison happy to be home

00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 The two Canadians who were held in an Egyptian prison for seven weeks have been home for almost 24 hours.John Greyson and Tarek Loubani say that they developed a family like bond with each other, and their over 30 men who occupied their 3m by 10m cell. They spoke english with a few other prisoners, one cell mate took the time to learn Greyson’s entire family tree.Greyson said that the entire cell even sang happy birthday when it was revealed that he had missed his two daughters’ birthdays.The two kept a pretty low profile today, as they were not doing TV interviews.They arrived last night just after 7 o’clock. It had been 55 days since they’d seen home and the sense of relief was obvious on both of their faces. It all began on August 16th while in Cairo’s Ramses Square. That was the scene of ongoing demonstrations by members of the Muslim Brotherhood.Loubani is a doctor and was helping the wounded while Greyson, a film maker, shot footage.They assumed their professions and nationality would give them a pass. Instead they were arrested, beaten, and spent seven weeks inside the notorious Tora prison , in Cairo.After sustained diplomatic and public pressure, the men were finally released.The two said that they were excited to spend time with their families and we will learn more about their ordeal in the coming days. Loubani says that he will be back working in the ER at a London area hospital tomorrow.

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