We are on the eve anniversary of the uprising by the Iranian people in November 2019.
According to Reuters, more than 1,500 Iranians were killed in the most brutal way possible by the government forces. Of these, at least 23 were children, according to Amnesty International.
Also, ten months have passed since 176 innocent people were killed by IRGC missile on Flight PS752. Of those, 57 were Canadians.
On October 1, MEHR sent a letter to the Government of Canada demanding a more assertive stance by the Canadian Government to support Iran’s human rights and sanctioning against human rights violators in Iran.
Recently, Iranian regime agents have intensified their threats against Iranian human rights activists, including political prisoners and families of flight PS752, some of which have received threatening messages.
In a recent speech, the Islamic Republic Police Chief Commander mentioned “the depth of Islamic Republic influence in Canada.”
Therefore, we ask Canada’s security agencies to take these threats very seriously and take action before we have more victims on our land.
Further, MEHR Center is deeply concerned about the sabotage done by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps that targets the Iranian diaspora and impacts Canada’s national security. IRGC is a threat to Canadian citizens with their money laundry and militia operations.
On June 11, 2018, the Parliament of Canada approved an immediate motion to include the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Canadian terrorist groups.
However, despite the increase in IRGC criminal activities and threats in Canada, we observe no immediate action by Canada’s Government.
We urge the Canadian Government to use the tools at its disposal to counter IRGC in Canada by:
A) Placing the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in the list of Canadian terrorist groups immediately under the motion already approved by the Parliament.
B) Applying the Magnitsky Law adopted in October 2017 on human rights violators in Iran.
In line with these two demands, the Mehr Center declares its readiness to cooperate with the Government of Canada, the Parliament of Canada, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, and Homeland Security.