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e-1740 (Human rights)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Allan Tapia from Mississauga, Ontario, on June 21, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Civil and human rights
Nicaragua
Ortega, Daniel
The Petition is open for signature until October 19, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. (EDT)

Petition to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Whereas:
  • Nicaragua is under political violence and repression by Daniel Ortega's regime;
  • The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) visit in May of 2018 provided testimonials, audiovisual and documented evidence of human rights violations during peaceful protests;
  • The IACHR documented patterns of massive and arbitrary arrests that occurred especially during the first days of the protests;
  • The IACHR visited different hospitals in Nicaragua and also interviewed several volunteer doctors who reported a pattern of gunshot wounds on injured and deceased protesters;
  • Amnesty International attended the Mother’s day march on May 30, 2018, and witnessed the chaos and violence caused by riot police who open fired on protesters, killing15 protesters and injuring 199;
  • Amnesty International verifies that the attacks against demonstrators were led by police and pro-government armed groups;
  • Amnesty International denounces the lethal policy of state repression and demands that the regime of Daniel Ortega put an immediate end to the violence;
  • There are more than 131 deaths recorded, mostly university students requesting Ortega's resignation; and
  • As concerned citizens we remain optimistic that the Canadian government will be a key player in restoring democracy and peace in Nicaragua.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Foreign Affairs to:
1. Consider sanctions against Ortega's regime for the continuous and undemocratic violation of human rights;
2. Consider diplomatic pressure to Ortega's regime to end the political repressions and violence against innocent civilians and protesters;
3. Encourage a call for early democratic elections in Nicaragua.
This petition is in memory of all the university students assassinated by the Ortega regime.
Don Valley East
Liberal
Ontario
Open for signature : June 21, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : October 19, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. (EDT)
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Alberta
32
British Columbia
50
Manitoba
5
New Brunswick
1
Newfoundland and Labrador
5
Nova Scotia
8
Ontario
403
Prince Edward Island
4
Quebec
101
Saskatchewan
4
Other Countries
15
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