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e-2020 (Syria)

Initiated by Mariam Hamou from London, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

  • We are very concerned for the 220,000 Syrians who are currently detained in prisons in Syria;
  • According to Amnesty International and the Syrian Network for Human Rights, 80,000 detainees (m en, women, and children) are unknown or classified as missing;
  • Over 13,000 of these detainees have been declared dead or have been tortured to death;
  • The families of those who died are given notification of death of their loved ones without proof or the ability to bury the bodies; and
  • Political prisoners in Syria endure horrific torture including sexual abuse and rape.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to urge:
1. that Canada demands and works through all its channels to pressure the Syrian government and its allies, including Russia and Iran, to immediately release all political detainees as well as the bodies of those murdered in detention;
2. that the Canadian government bring this issue forward as a top priority in any international negotiations to help mitigate the Syrian crisis.
Please help us save the surviving political prisoners in Syria.
Open for signature
January 24, 2019, at 4:12 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
May 24, 2019, at 4:12 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Peter Fragiskatos
London North Centre
Liberal Caucus
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