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e-1894 (Hatoon Al-Fassi)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Racheal Barker from Ottawa, Ontario, on October 31, 2018, at 3:21 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Al-Fassi, Hatoon
Imprisonment and prisoners
Saudi Arabia
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Dr Hatoon Al-Fassi, a prominent human rights activist in Saudi Arabia and a professor at King Saud University, was detained by Saudi Arabian authorities sometime between June 22 and June 24 2018 after publicly announcing her plans to celebrate the removal of the ban on women’s right to drive;
  • Dr. Al-Fassi has reportedly been denied access to her family and legal counsel;
  • Public information regarding Dr. Al-Fassi’s situation, including where she is being held and when she may be released or appear in court, is still unavailable;
  • The Prime Minister identifies as a proud feminist; and
  • The Government of Canada identifies as a feminist government and has committed to pursuing an international feminist assistance policy.
We, the undersigned, Students of LAWS 4903A at Carleton University, call upon the Government of Canada to call for the release and full acquittal of Professor Hatoon Al-Fassi from Saudi Arabian custody.
Scarborough—Rouge Park
Liberal
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on May 30, 2019 (Petition No. 421-04053)
Government response tabled on July 17, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-01)
Open for signature : October 31, 2018, at 3:21 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : February 28, 2019, at 3:21 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
11
British Columbia
101
Manitoba
1
New Brunswick
6
Newfoundland and Labrador
2
Nova Scotia
8
Ontario
389
Quebec
29
Other Countries
2
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