“SILENCE IS THE FUEL FOR VIOLENCE, WE ARE THE VOICE OF THE VOICELESS!”
JOIN US IN OTTAWA: “STEPHEN HARPER, BRING SAEED HOME!”
Human rights activists and concerned citizens will gather in Ottawa on Thursday, February 10th at 1:30pm to protest against executions in Iran. They will begin their rally outside the Parliament of Canada in an effort to send a message to government officials on taking a firmer and more serious stance against the illegal prison and execution sentence issued by the Iranian Judiciary to Permanent Canadian Resident Saeed Malekpour. He is another victim of the inhumane crimes committed by the Islamic Republic of Iran for the purpose of spreading psychological terror at home and abroad. Saeed Malekpour is currently held in a solitary confinement cell in the IRGC-controlled ward of Evin prison.
The main message of the event is targeted at Prime Minister Stephen Harper to bring Saeed back home to his wife, so they may resume their already established life in Canada and once again enjoy activities like hiking, fishing, and rock climbing. Supporters will declare, “Stephen Harper, bring Saeed home” and “Canada, raise your voice louder against executions in Iran!”
The Canadian government has made some efforts to address Iran’s continued and systematic human & civil rights abuses. Additionally, Canada is among the co-sponsors of the United Nations resolution on Iran’s human rights violations.
The next stop in the afternoon will be outside the Islamic Republic of Iran embassy where supporters will protest against the recent wave of arbitrary, illegal, and inhumane executions carried out by the Islamic Republic of Iran. Supporters will also lend their voice to the voiceless prisoners awaiting to face the gallows.
From December 20, 2010 to January 30, 2011 alone, the Islamic Republic of Iran has executed over 118 individuals while many more sit on death row. In recent years, Iran has had the highest rate of executions per capita in the world.
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–> Toronto residents: We will head out on Thursday at approximately 8:00am. The time is not yet confirmed. More details will be available soon.
–> Montreal residents: More information will be available soon.
–> Ottawa residents: Meet us at the Parliament of Canada at 1:30pm!