Partisan №54
VIGIL IN FRONT OF THE OFFICE OF MINISTER OF IMMIGRATION

Bring Back Djaber!

Friday, August 22 at 12:30pm
365, Laurier Avenue West (corner Kent St.)
Ottawa

On June 26, Iranian activist Djaber Kalibi was forced to leave the country after the Immigration and Refugee Board gave him a deportation order.

After having lived for nine years in Canada, Djaber Kalibi, who is now 78 years old, has been deemed inadmissible for “serious criminal offence.” His “crime?” Having supported the fight against the Islamic regime in Iran around 30 years ago while he was living in France.

For more than 50 years, Kalibi has been a vocal political opponent to the reactionary regimes that succeeded in holding power in Iran. Since the events that happened some 30 years ago, his behaviour has been irreproachable, in both France and Canada. He rebuilt his life here with his relatives and fully succeeded in integrating with the community.

The decision of Public Safety Canada to ban a dedicated activist who fought against a regime that Canada has always considered as illegitimate and responsible for gross and systematic violations of human rights is both incomprehensible and abhorrent!

A request was submitted to Minister of Immigration Chris Alexander, who now is the only one who can lift the inadmissibility and allow Djaber to return to Canada.

Djaber Kalibi’s Solidarity Committee invites you to take part in a vigil to be held on August 22nd in Ottawa to urge Minister Alexander to grant this demand a.s.a.p.

Transportation will be available from Montréal—get in touch with the committee at solidaritedjaber@gmail.com

For more information on Djaber case, including updates and suggestions for supporting him (mostly in French): http://comitesoutien.wix.com/solidaritedjaber

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