Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly are among the key signatories to an open letter decrying Iran’s record on women’s rights.
The letter, published in Sunday’s New York Times, condemns Iran’s violent crackdown on recent protests and calls for the country to be removed from the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
Former prime minister Kim Campbell and human rights activist and author Nazanin Afshin-Jam are the other Canadians on a list of “key signatures” to the letter.
Iran began a four-year term on the UN’s status-of-women commission earlier this year.
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