Liberal MP Irwin Cotler’s motion for solidarity with the people of Iran passes with unanimous consent

Ottawa – On the one-year anniversary of the fraudulent Iranian election and subsequent crackdown on human rights – including the death of Neda Agha-Soltan at the hands of Iranian security forces – Liberal MP Irwin Cotler received unanimous consent in the House of Commons for a motion expressing solidarity with the people of Iran and condemning its human rights abuses.

The motion is as follows:
“That, on the one year-anniversary of the fraudulent Iranian election, this House expresses its solidarity with the people of Iran; condemns the loss of life, beatings, and unjust imprisonment of those who peacefully protested; supports the democratic movement in Iran; welcomes the new UN sanctions against the Iranian regime; calls upon the regime to cease and desist from the illegal pursuit of nuclear weapons in violation of UN Security Council Resolutions and international law; and expresses its hope that the Iranian people will soon live in peace, security, and freedom.”

Parliamentarians in support of the motion deplored the loss of life, beatings and unjust imprisonment of those who peacefully protested the election, while expressing support for the democratic movement in Iran.

Parliamentarians also called upon the regime to cease and desist from the illegal pursuit of nuclear weapons in violation of UN Security Council Resolutions and international law.

While Cotler welcomed the new UN Sanctions against Iran, he believes more is needed to combat the Iranian regime, which is also engaged in state-sponsored terrorism and incitement to genocide.

“It is the hope of the Liberal Party – and indeed all Parliamentarians – that the Iranian people will soon live in peace, security and freedom.”


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