Canada concerned by violent crackdown on Iranian protestors

Channel 1 Los Angeles

November 26, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement regarding protests in Iran: “Canada is deeply concerned by the violent crackdown on protestors by Iranian security forces, which has resulted in mass arrests and the deaths of demonstrators. We condemn the threats made by Iranian officials and the deliberate use of excessive force by Iranian security forces, including the reported use of live ammunition to disperse protestors. We urge authorities to exercise restraint. “We call on the Iranian authorities to immediately lift all restrictions on the Internet and mobile services and to ensure that all those arrested have access to fair legal process and procedures. “Iran must ensure that its people enjoy the rights and freedoms they deserve. Canada supports the Iranian people who are exercising these rights, including the freedom of expression and assembly.”

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