Senator Linda Frum spoke at ICHR Award Ceremony on November 24, 2013. She delivered her speech addressing human rights situation in Iran. Senator Frum initiated a well-known motion at the Senate in 2012. In early 2012 the Senate moved a motion calling for the immediate release of all unlawfully incarcerated political prisoners in Iran. 25 Senators adopted a prisoner and read their story into the record.
ICHR announced today that Mr. Abdolfattah Soltani, Iranian imprisoned lawyer and Mr. Alex Neve, Canadian lawyer and director of Amnesty Int'l Canada were received ICHR 2013 prestigious human rights award during ICHR’s Award Ceremony on November 24 in Toronto.
Hamid Ghassemi, who was under death row in Iran's Evin prison for 4 years, has been released on September 24 and returned to Canada on October 10. Following Hamid’s return, two jailed Canadians in Egypt Dr. Tarek Loubtani and John Greyson returned on October 11.