Canadian MPs demand end to executions in Iran

Photo: Iranians in The Hague protest human rights violations in Iran and support Maryam Rajavi’s platform for democratic change in Iran in March near the Nuclear Security Summit.

NCRI – Canadian lawmakers from all parties have called on the Iranian regime to halt execution of prisoners on death row in Iran.

They include Iranian cleric Ayatollah Boroujerdi sentenced to death for his anti-regime views, and Ms Reyhaneh Jabbari, a 26-year-old victim of an assault who stabbed her attacker in self-defense.

They also urged for the release of Omid Kokabee a physicist who is dying in prison after being denied medical care.

“These executions need to stop and as Canadians we can do something about this,” New Democrat MP Wayne Marston told reporters Tuesday.

“Evil occurs when good people do nothing,” Conservative John Weston said. “As Canadians we promote freedom, democracy and humanitarian aid and we will continue to do that.”

Weston said 200,000 signatures have been collected so far to save Jabbari and put an end to these “senseless executions.”

Liberal MP Irwin Cotler said he and his fellow MPs will raise the issue at both the UN General Assembly this week and at a future Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.

Based on a report by Sun News Network

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