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The Iranian Canadian Congress is deeply troubled by the situation in Iran and reiterates its solidarity with peaceful protestors demanding their fundamental rights, freedom and justice. We are devastated to hear about instances of violence and police brutality that have claimed tens of lives and left hundreds of people injured. The ICC condemns these acts of violence that threaten the sanctity of life and jeopardize the Iranian people's human rights to peaceful assembly and protest. We strongly condemn targeted harassment and repression against women in Iran. We are also deeply concerned by the state-imposed internet blackouts in Iran - leaving those in Iran unable to communicate with the outside world as well as those in the diaspora unable to connect with their family and loved ones during this difficult time. Thousands of Iranian Canadian community members have joined the solidarity protests across Canada. We echo their calls for freedom, unity, and peace. We stand with our family, friends, and fellow Iranians back home.read moreThe Iranian Canadian Congress is horrified and saddened by the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of Iran’s morality police. We wish to extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends, and relatives and support them in their quest for justice. We are in solidarity with Iranian people, particularly women, who are demanding change, transparency, and accountability. کنگره ایرانیان کانادا از مرگ مهسا امینی در بازداشت گشت ارشاد بینهایت اندوهگین است. ما از صمیم قلب به خانواده، دوستان و بستگان او تسلیت گفته و از تلاش آنها برای اجرای عدالت حمایت می کنیم. همچنین همبستگی خود را با مردم ایران، به ویژه زنان، که خواستار تغییر، شفافیت و پاسخگویی هستند، اعلام می داریم. #MahsaAmini #مهساامینیread more
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