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e-563 (Iran)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Samira Mohyeddin from Thornhill, Ontario, on September 15, 2016, at 3:57 p.m. (EDT)
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Embassies and consulates
International relations
Iran
Political prisoners
Presented to the House of Commons

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Iran is detaining and imprisoning Canadian citizen Homa Hoodfar and Canadian resident Saeed Malekpour;
  • Iran continues to execute minors in contravention of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which Iran has ratified;
  • The Parliament of Canada unanimously adopted a motion recognizing the mass murder of thousands of political prisoners in Iran in the summer of 1988 as constituting crimes against humanity under international law, and whereas many of the figures alleged to have carried out such crimes remain active in various branches of the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, including its current Minister of Justice, Mostafa Pourmohammadi;
  • Iran systemically persecutes and denies education and basic rights to the Baha'i population;
  • Iran funds terrorist groups and calls for the destruction of Israel; and
  • Iran is selective in compliance with the Geneva Convention on Diplomacy which would put at risk the security and protection of Canadian Foreign Service employees.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Call for the immediate release and return to Canada of Dr. Homa Hoodfar and Saeed Malekpour;
2. Not consider re-opening the consulate of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Ottawa without these assurances; and
3. Make human rights the bench mark from which to consider re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Iran.
Thornhill
Conservative
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on February 16, 2017
Open for signature : September 15, 2016, at 3:57 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : January 13, 2017, at 3:57 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
14
British Columbia
99
Manitoba
8
New Brunswick
2
Newfoundland and Labrador
1
Nova Scotia
5
Ontario
378
Quebec
59
Saskatchewan
4
Other Countries
37
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