Entries by Shabnam Assadollahi

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, Please consider our grave concerns

TO: The Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Cc. The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety, The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change- Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Your election promise to bring 25,000 […]

An Open Letter to Mr. Justin Trudeau

You have stated numerous times during the election campaign and since the elections that you will listen to Canadians. I sincerely hope you not only listen but very seriously consider keeping the Iranian embassy from reopening According to reports from Iran, a fourteen-year-old child bride committed suicide in Ahwaz, Iran by throwing herself out of […]

Analysis: Iranian human rights situation following Iran deal by Rachel Avraham

A recent report by the Boroujerdi Civil Rights Group has documented that in spite of Iranian promises in the wake of the Iran deal, the rate of executions remains high, the jailing of journalists and human rights activists continues unabated, and the lack of freedom of expression and discrimination against women continues to be widespread: […]

Is the Islamic Republic of Iran gaining ground in Canada?

Ashura (Arabic: عاشوراء‎ ʻĀshūrā’, colloquially: /ʕa(ː)ˈʃuːra/; Urdu: عاشورا‎; Persian:عاشورا‎‎ /ʕɒːʃuːˈɾɒ/; Azerbaijani: Aşure Günü or English: Day of Remembrance) is on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram.  Shiite commemorations of the Day of Ashura have traditionally included rituals which have been condemned by many religious […]

Open Letter from Iranian Human Rights Activists: ‘Do Not Appease the Iranian Regime’

In the past few weeks, some Iranian activists have vocally supported the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 (China, Russia, France, United Kingdom, United States and Germany). While we deeply respect the experience and views of these men and women, it is important to hear all perspectives. We represent another collection of Iranian activists […]

The West Must Not Appease the Iranian Regime!

As part of the Nuclear deal the Iranian regime will receive over $150 billion in unfrozen funds, senior level Iranian Revolutionary Guards officials and entities who waged terror attacks, assassinating Iranians both inside and outside Iran, imprisoning, torturing, raping and executing thousands of Iranians, will no longer be listed on the EU’s and UN’s terrorism […]