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Statement by Foreign Affairs Minister on protests in Iran 

Ottawa, Canada – Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the ongoing protests in Iran:

“Canada is deeply troubled by the recent deaths and detentions of protesters in Iran. The Iranian people have the right to freely assemble and express themselves without facing violence or imprisonment.

“As we said last week, Canada is encouraged to see the Iranian people who are bravely exercising their basic right to protest peacefully. We call on the Iranian authorities to uphold and respect democratic and human rights, which are too often ignored.

“We remain concerned for the well-being of protestors and will continue to closely monitor the protests.”

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