Support Egyptian Students in their struggle for Human Rights

On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 in Get Involved
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Support Egyptian Students in their struggle for Human Rights

Canada maintains a strong bilateral relationship with Egypt, despite Egypt’s human rights violations. Our foreign policy advocates for the respect of human rights internationally. Thus, a review of this relationship is much needed.

Non-violent student activism in Egypt has been stifled and crushed, in which Egyptian authorities have imposed strict security measures on campuses and used excessive force. Any use of force in the policing of demonstrations, even when they have turned violent or are regarded by the authorities as illegal, must comply with international law.

Sign below or download this petition, have as many people as possible to sign it, and mail it – postage free – to either her Ottawa or Sidney offices. With as few as 25 signatures, Elizabeth can present your petition to the government in the House of Commons.

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11 people have signed this petition. Add your voice to the growing number of Canadians speaking out about this issue.

We call on the Government of Canada to urge Egyptian authorities to:

  • drop all charges and immediately and unconditionally release all students arrested solely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression and assembly;
  • ensure anyone suspected of violence is tried fairly in line with international standards and only on recognizably criminal charges;
  • hold security forces accountable for excessive use of force against protesters and bring those responsible for arbitrary or abusive force to justice;
  • and ensure that students are able to exercise the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in a safe environment on university campuses.

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