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Assisting Human Rights Defenders Find a Safe Home in Canada

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Iranian Justice Collective’s team worked tirelessly during countless hours to help prepare the cases of the eligible applicants for Human Rights Defenders stream. 

IJC has successfully secured admissions of 17 cases since March 2nd, 2023. Of these 17 individuals, several have already landed safely in Canada.

These refugees have fled unspeakable cruelty and were seeking asylum due to their activism as human rights advocates, journalists, and humanitarian workers. 

Many more are lingering in dire circumstances and are at risk of deportation to Iran. IJC will continue to work with governments in Canada and beyond to assist more of these asylum seekers.

A Hill Day to Advocate for Human Rights Refugees & Call for Actions against the Islamic Republic

IJC organized a Hill Day on September 21st, 2023—Mahsa Jina Amini’s birthday and as a new session of parliament started—where several of its members along with other community and civil organizations’ representatives met with almost 30 Canadian parliamentarians from both houses and three political parties in Ottawa.

The delegate consisting of several women, men, and members of LGBTQ+ community discussed the following issues and requests with the MPs and senators:

  • Increasing the number of refugees admitted under Human Rights Defenders stream and/or dedicating a capacity to Iranian HRD 

  • Designating IRGC as a terrorist organization

  • Supporting PS752 Families Association in their quest for justice

  • Acting against Islamic Republic’s interference in Canada and banning the regime’s officials & their families from Canada

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