نامهٔ سر گشاده انجمن به به نخست وزیر کانادا در مورد بسته شدن سفارت خانه‌های ایران و کانادا (به انگلیسی‌)

 

Open Letter to Honorable Stephan Harper, prime minister of Canada

Suspension of diplomatic relationship between Canada and Iran

Honorable Stephen Harper,

Association for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran (ADDHI) has continuously been, for the last twenty years, active in the promotion and defence of human rights in Iran. ADDHI has used any possible means to make its concerns and the voices of Iranians, which their basic human rights have continuously been denied, to be heard. In achieving these objectives ADDHI has organised and taken part in diverse activities and has sent letters of expression of concerns and call for actions to decision makers, parliamentarians, UN and successive prime ministers and foreign ministers of Canada. On a number of occasions ADDHI had sent letters requesting your intervention, as the Prime Minister of Canada, to use any means at your disposal to put pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran to respect human rights and to stop execution of its political opponents and particularly Iranian Canadians, ( there are at least three known cases pending). In the same vain the basic premise of this letter is the defence of human rights in Iran.

As many other organizations, experts and individuals including a number of experienced diplomats, particularly those that have served as Canadian ambassadors in Iran, ADDIH wishes to express its concerns regarding the suspension of all diplomatic relations with Islamic Republic of Iran. Furthermore ADDHI believes that total rupture of diplomatic relations with Iran will have undesired and negative impact on the situation of human rights of Iranian people during these crucial times when more and more Iranian intellectuals, journalists and students are arrested and imprisoned without any just legal process.

ADDHI is preoccupied with the total absence of Iranian Consular Services for Iranians living in Canada including landed immigrants and students. Lack of access to counselor services will cause serious difficulties and inconveniences for them.

ADDHI is also concerned that total absence of Canadian representatives in Iran deprives Canada form direct observation and monitoring of political, economical and in particular human rights situation in Iran. ADDHI believes that direct information, contact and actions always play a constructive role in enabling Canada to take position and take actions for the respect of human rights in Iran.

Articles 1 and 2 of the UN Charter encourage member states to resolve their conflicts in a pacific and peaceful manner and thus contribute to the world peace and security. ADDHI is preoccupied with potential negative interpretations of