Free Salim Alaradi Campaign
June 6nd 2016
Canadian Citizen Salim Alaradi Free from United Arab Emirates Getting Medical Attention
Canadian Salim Alaradi is safe in Istanbul, Turkey, receiving medical care after nearly two years of being detained in the United Arab Emirates. He arrived in Istanbul in the early morning hours of June 3, 2016. There was a reunion in the airport with family members before going directly to a hospital for medical tests and treatment.
Marwa Alaradi and her mother Aliya and siblings Nour, Mohamad, Rayana and Yasmeen have been delayed in their arrival to Istanbul to see Salim so that her siblings could write final exams at school, which are scheduled for today. After getting up to date with his family, Salim was concerned the children might lose their academic year and insisted that they stay a few more days to finish their exams.
Salim continues to spend every day at the hospital undergoing medical tests. He has lost over forty pounds during his two years in prison and he remains in considerable pain. However, doctors say he should be safe to travel later this week. Salim’s wife and children will be travelling to Istanbul on Wednesday and the family will spend a few days together there before returning to their home in Windsor, Ontario, likely by early next week. The family looks forward to re-building their lives.
Salim wishes again to extend his thanks to everyone who has followed his case and advocated for his freedom over the past weeks and months. He plans to travel to Ottawa in the next few weeks to personally thank the Trudeau government officials who worked so hard for his release.
Recent Media Coverage:
For further details about Salim Alaradi’s situation and the progress of the case in UAE:
Paul Champ, Human rights lawyer representing Salim Alaradi
T: (613) 816-2441
Greg Craig, Lawyer for co-accused US nationals Kamal and Mohamed El Darat
Marwa Alaradi, Salim Alaradi’s eldest daughter
For further background about this case and related human rights concerns in UAE:
Jacob Kuehn, Media Officer, Amnesty International Canada
T: (613) 744-7667, extension 236
Monia Mazigh, National Coordinator-International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group
T: (613) 241-5298
Nicholas McGeehan, UAE researcher at Human Rights Watch
Drewery Dyke, UAE Researcher at Amnesty International
T: +44 (0) 75 3558 7297
For more details about the case please visit:
Campaign Website http://www.freesalimalaradi.com/
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/freesalimalaradi
Twitter Account https://twitter.com/freesalimaradi
Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/freesalimalaradi