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e-4257 (Foreign affairs)

Initiated by Niki Ehsan from Kingston, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

  • The Islamic Republic of Iran is executing Iranian protesters;
  • The Islamic Republic of Iran is issuing death sentences to Iranians, including children, on bogus charges such as “Waging War Against God” or “Corruption on Earth”;
  • The Islamic Republic of Iran is holding sham trials where defendants are denied legal representation and due process;
  • The Islamic Republic of Iran is using torture on detained protestors to obtain forced confessions; and
  • The Islamic Regime and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have detained over 19,000 Iranians in anti-regime protests since the death of Mahsa Amini on September 16th, 2022.
We, the undersigned, People of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to act urgently and rigidly against the Islamic Republic of Iran and their brutality against Iranians, and to support Iranians protesting for regime change by doing the following:
1. Declare the entire Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist entity under the Criminal Code;
2. Designate authorities to investigate into reported threats and stalkings by the IRGC against Iranian-Canadians and their third-party agents in Canada;
3. Create legislation to revoke visas of Iranian officials and their families living in Canada, who have embezzled billions of dollars into Canada through business fronts and properties;
4. Ask Canada’s allies in the P5+1 to end all negotiations with Iran, including the JCPOA nuclear deal; and
5. Provide continuous support to Iranians fighting for regime change by opening discussion between world leaders and the Iranian people to support the transition to a secular and democratic Iran.
Open for signature
January 17, 2023, at 1:31 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
February 16, 2023, at 1:31 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Mark Gerretsen (Kingston and the Islands)
March 6, 2023 (Petition No. 441-01166)
Photo - Mark Gerretsen
Kingston and the Islands
Liberal Caucus
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