Egyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy

Open Letter from ECCD to Mexican Ambassador to Canada


September 15th 2015

Mr Ambassador Francisco Suárez Dávila,
First Secretary Mr. Fernando Gonzalez Saiffe:

I am writing on behalf of members of Egyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy (ECCD) to express our deepest sorrow and most sincere condolences to the families of the Mexican tourists killed by the Egyptian Security forces while visiting recently the Bahariya oasis in Egypt.

I also wish to express in the name of our members our best wishes for a speedy recovery to those injured in this reckless attack.

At ECCD, we join our voices to the those of the Mexican authorities demanding a thorough, swift and independent investigation. This tragic incident involving the Mexican tourists and their guides brings to light to the whole world, what we as an organization having been decrying, namely the extent of brutality and lack of accountability of the Egyptian security forces.

The present Egyptian government of Abdel Fateh El-Sissi, who seized power in a military coup by removing the first elected Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi July 3 2013, has proven his incapacity to rule judiciously the country or to provide adequate security for Egyptians and tourists alike.

Please convey our heartfelt thoughts to the family of the Mexican victims.

With our respectful regards,


Ehab Lotayef
Chairman, Egyptian Canadian Coalition for Democracy
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Phone: (514) 941-9792



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