Tag: Canada

Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadian FM must call on Govt of Bahrain to release journalists and activists

The following letter was sent to the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion. We, the undersigned human rights organizations, are deeply concerned by the continued targeting of individuals, including journalists, for their free expression in the Kingdom of Bahrain. As the Manama Dialogue defense conference is set to take place […]

Former MP calls on Canadian government to help free citizen held in UAE

Former MP calls on Canadian government to help free citizen held in UAE

Salim al-Aradi is a dual Libyan-Canadian citizen who was arrested without charge in the UAE approximately 17 months ago. The Canadian government is currently facing allegations that they have were aware that the Emirati authorities tortured al-Aradi and yet failed to inform his family. According to Dan McTeague, a former Canadian MP, […]

In this Tuesday, March 31, 2015 file photo, people gather near the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near the airport in Sanaa, Yemen.

Canada Continues with Saudi Arms Deal Despite Executions, Human Rights Abuses in Yemen

Canada condemned the execution of Shia cleric and political activist Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, and the country’s foreign affairs minister, Stéphane Dion, asked Saudi Arabia to observe and respect basic human rights. The Canadian minister questioned the Saudi government’s regard for human rights as well. However, the Government of Canada announced […]