News from ICLMG

ICLMG & Farea Al-Muslimi: Press conference on the Hill

Farea Al-Muslimi, Roch Tassé and Christine Jones were at the Press Gallery on Parliament Hill on Monday November 25, 2013 to urge the Canadian government to take a different path than the US and not purchase killer drones. Farea Al-Muslimi is the Yemeni activist who made Obama admit to the use of drones, Roch Tassé is the National Coordinator of ICLMG, and Christine Jones is the Co-Chair of the Canadian Peace Alliance.

Watch the press conference

Event: The Human Cost of Killer Drones

Killer Drones Nov 25The Ottawa Peace Assembly (OPA) and the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG) invite you to an event co-sponsored by the University of Ottawa Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) and the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (Human Rights) at Carleton University, and endorsed by NOWAR-PAIX:

November 25, 2013

7:00-9:00 PM

Desmarais building, room 12102

55, Laurier Avenue E., University of Ottawa

Farea Al-Muslimi. The Yemeni activist who delivered a powerful testimony in a congressional hearing on American drone strikes in Yemen and basically made Obama admit to the use of drones.

Alex Neve. Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada. Amnesty recently released a report on the use of drones in Pakistan and the status of U.S. drone strikes under international law.

John Packer. Constitutions and Process Design Expert, Policy and Mediation Division, Department of Political Affairs, United Nations. He is currently advising the political transition in Yemen.

There will be a Q & A session at the end. It will be possible to ask questions in French.

Free event. Donations are encouraged to support local peace and human rights organizing.

We hope to see you there!

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Read “Will I be next?”, Amnesty International’s 2013 report on US drone strikes in Pakistan

Watch Farea Al-Muslimi’s testimony on American drone strikes at the Congressional Hearing:

Letter to the ministers opposing the deportation of Jose Figueroa

Letter to The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and the Honourable Chris Alexander, Minister of Immigration

The International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG) is urging you to reverse the deportation order against José Figueroa, a Salvadoran refugee claimant living in B.C., who was forced to claim sanctuary in a Langley Lutheran church to avoid deportation to El Salvador at the end of the month. Mr. Figueroa, a married father of three Canadian-born children, has been ordered deported by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) due to his past affiliation with the Farabundo Marti Front for National Liberation (FMLN), currently the governing political party in El Salvador. If deported Mr. Figueroa will be forced to uproot his family, including his Canadian-born children, despite by all accounts having contributed positively to his Canadian community for over 15 years.

The ICLMG is especially troubled by the fact that the IRB based its ruling on the Canadian Border Security Agency’s (CBSA) assessment that the FMLN “is or was engaged in terrorism and/or subversion” and on coinciding legal arguments from the Ministry of Public Safety.  This is ludicrous!

Read more 

ICLMG’s News Digest Op-Ed: Stop the deportation of Jose Figueroa

Act now to stop the deportation of Jose Figueroa!

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