Canada Must Stop Deporting Iranian Dissident Woman

Canada Must Stop Deporting Iranian Dissident Woman

Published by on February 22, 2017

The government of Canada is planning to deport an Iranian dissident woman, Roghayeh Azizi Mirmahaleh, 60, on 28 February despite pleas by her family, friends and members of parliament.

Mrs Mirmahaleh was imprisoned three years in Iran in the 1980s with a toddler daughter who is currently a post-doctoral student at McGill University in Canada. Her husband was executed by the Iranian regime during the 1988 prison massacre. If deported, Mrs Azizi Mirmahaleh will face persecution and risk of execution by the Iranian regime.

Mrs Mirmahaleh was detained on Tuesday (21 February) when she went for an interview with immigration authorities in Montreal. According to her daughter she suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure, among other ailments.

The International Liberty Association calls on the government of Canada and relevant authorities to halt the deportation proceedings and stop the anguishing saga for Mrs Azizi Mirmahaleh and her family and friends.

Public Relations Office of the International Liberty Association
22 February 2017


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