Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that he will always stand with the Iranian community while participating in a demonstration in favor of Iranian women in Ottawa.
According to the French news agency AFP, Justin Trudeau joined the march with participants in the demonstration against the killing of Mehsa Amini.
“We have not forgotten the women, daughters, grandmothers, grandmothers and other allies in Iran,” Justin Trudeau said while attending the demonstration on Saturday.
It should be noted that it has been more than 40 days since the protests against the death of Mehsa Amini, a Kurdish Iranian woman in police custody.
Justin Trudeau addressed the protesters and shouted slogans in Farsi.
Addressing the Iranian community, he said, “We will stand with you.” I’ll march with you, I’ll hold your hand. And we will stand by this beautiful community.
On this occasion, Prime Minister Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Trudeau, addressed the participants of the demonstration and said, “I stand with you because if the right of even one woman is violated, it is a sign of disrespect for all women.”
“We will not leave any of our sisters behind,” he said.
Justin Trudeau, referring to the sanctions imposed by the Canadian government on Iranian officials, said that these measures were taken due to the continuous violations of human rights by the Iranian government.
Protests against Mehsa Amini’s death were also held in other Canadian cities, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.
On Friday, the United Nations Human Rights Office expressed concern over the Iranian government’s treatment of arrested protesters.
The United Nations says that Iranian authorities are not returning the bodies of some people killed during the protests to their families.
According to human rights organizations, at least 250 protesters have been killed and thousands arrested in nationwide protests in Iran.