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e-563 (Iran)

Initiated by Samira Mohyeddin from Thornhill, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • 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.
Government response tabled on April 3, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-48-05)
Open for signature
September 15, 2016, at 3:57 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
January 13, 2017, at 3:57 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Peter Kent (Thornhill)
February 16, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01155)
Government response tabled
April 3, 2017
Photo - Peter Kent
Conservative Caucus