MPs Reiterate Call for Repatriation of Canadians Detained in Syria

On Parliament Hill, Elizabeth May (Green Party parliamentary leader) and Heather McPherson (NDP foreign affairs critic) join human rights activists in calling for the repatriation of 44 Canadian citizens still detained in northeast Syria. The news conference falls three weeks in advance of a December 5 court challenge on the federal government’s failure to repatriate the remaining Canadians. Also participating in the event are Tim McSorley (national coordinator of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group), Monia Mazigh (author and activist), Alex Neve (academic), Matthew Behrens (co-ordinator of Stop Canadian Involvement in Torture), and Sally Lane (author and the mother of Jack Letts, a Canadian citizen who is detained in Syria).

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