October 13, 2022
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, MP
Prime Minister of Canada
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
The Honourable Melanie Joly, MP
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Global Affairs Canada office
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
The Honourable Marco Mendicino, MP
Minister of Public Safety
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A6
CC: The House of Commons and The Senate of Canada
Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Joly, Minister Mendicino,
Re: Iran revolution and PS 752 case
On October 04, 2022, we sent a letter to the Honourable Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, requesting to consider our demands and take actions against the Islamic Republic of Iran, namely, to list IRGC as a terrorist entity, implement Magnitsky Act sanctions, and take the flight PS752 case to the international criminal court and the UN security council.
On October 07, 2022, we received an acknowledgment letter from the Prime Minister’s office indicating that our letter was forwarded to Public Safety Minister.
First, we would like to express our appreciation for the prime minister’s decision to publicly announce their decision to permanently bar the top 10,000 members of the Revolutionary Guards from entering Canada.
We are hopeful that these declared measures are enforced, especially with the government’s allocation of $76 million to enhance the government’s capacity to seize and freeze the assets of sanctioned entities and establish a new sanctions bureau at Global Affairs Canada.
While we welcome these immigration measures as a step in the right direction, we would like to have our previous, ongoing demands brought on record again; for the government to apply sanctions to the entirety of the regime’s leaders and the IRGC, as well as enlist them as a terrorist entity. Moreover, we urge the government of Canada to take the flight PS752 case to the international criminal court and the UN security council.
Lastly, we would like to highlight that in 2018, the motion to list IRGC as a terrorist organization was passed in the house, and all the parties voted in favour of it. However, despite being passed, the government has still refrained from taking action on the passed motion.
The time has come. Today is the right time to take action. We urge that Canada enlist IRGC as a terrorist entity and take the flight PS752 case to the international criminal court and the UN security council.
Canada could play a key role in holding the Iranian regime to account. They have just killed over 200 protestors in the streets over the past four weeks. Canada documents human rights violations in Iran and is well aware of what is happening. This regime must be taken to the UN security council for its crimes against humanity.
We urge the government to take immediate action on this matter, as the Iranian regime’s actions over the past four decades have shown that unless they are faced with serious repercussions, they will continue to engage in further criminal activities, killing innocent people, committing human rights violations, and disregarding international laws.
Thank you for considering our concerns.
On behalf of the ICHR Board of Directors
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