It is impossible to ignore the ongoing human rights violations occurring daily in Iran as people there continue to protest the death of Mahsa Amini on September 13, 2022. Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman from Saqqez, Kurdistan Province, was accused of inappropriately wearing a hijab by Iran’s ‘Moral Security’ agency, arrested, and killed. Following her death, thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets, facing arrest, police brutality, and death. As of September 30th, more than 300 people have been killed, and 15,000 arrested in the country. The Capilano Faculty Association, Local 01 in the Federation of Post Secondary Educators (FPSE), has issued the following Statement of Support for Iran:
The Camosun College Faculty Association endorses our colleagues’ and their student’s joint statement condemning the human rights abuses and continued violence against protesters in Iran.
Many other locals of FPSE have issued similar statements to their faculty members such as our excellent colleagues from the University of Fraser Valley Staff and Faculty Association’s statement Supporting Human Rights Defenders in Iran and the College Association of University Teachers issued this statement in solidarity with Teachers’ Unions and Human Rights Activists in Iran.
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