By Henry Hullah
Sarah Attia moved to Toronto to offer her family security, after her husband – Khaled Al-Qazzaz – was imprisoned following the military takeover in Egypt almost a year ago. He vanished among many others close to the Morsy government.
Until recently, the international community has remained largely silent but a letter smuggled out of an Egyptian jail and published by the New York Times has enabled Al-Qazzaz to question the Egyptian military and the world.
Attia talked to Amanpour from Canada and told her that she is haunted by fears of what the article could mean for her husband.
"I've been waking up every day since this letter was published, really worrying what could happen to him next."
Though she now lives in fear, there came a point when Attia and her husband could no longer stay silent.
"We all reached a point where we said enough is enough - we can not sit down and do nothing anymore. Khaled has been behind bars in Egypt's worst prisons for almost a year now."
Sarah and Khaled have four young children. Amanpour asked what they think about why their father was imprisoned.
"They know that their father was doing a good thing," said Attia. "He used to tell them that I'm working on making Egypt a better place."