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Canada should keep focus on human rights in midst of U.S.-Iran spiralling tensions, say activists

By Neil Moss      

Global Affairs says Canada's priority in engagement with Iran is the case of Maryam Mombeini who has not been able to leave Iran since March of 2018 following the death of her imprisoned husband.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, pictured June 17, 2019, in Ottawa, discussed the issue of rising tensions with Iran with NATO allies, including the U.K. and the Netherlands, while in the United Kingdom last week. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

As tensions between the U.S. and Iran flare, Canada should keep its focus on Iran’s poor human rights record, activists say.

Neil Moss

Neil Moss is a reporter at The Hill Times covering federal politics, foreign policy, and defence. 
- nmoss@hilltimes.com


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