Iranian mother facing deportation will stay in CanadaPublished by International Liberty Association on February 24, 2017
Roghayeh Azizi Mirmahaleh, who was set to be deported to Iran next week, has been granted a two-year temporary residency permit in Canada.
Last Tuesday when she was detained by immigration authorities in Montreal for a deportation scheduled for next week her daughter called on international human rights organisations and activist to intervene.
The matter got huge publicity in a short time and the authorities in Canada found a way to give her resident permit for two years until a permanent solution if found.
The 60-year-old who lives in Montreal spent three years in an Iranian prison for political activism. Her husband was executed in Iran in the summer of 1988.