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News code: 27629
Published Date: Sunday 9 June 2019 - 12:43:53
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Iran condemns Indigenous women genocide in Canada

Iran condemns Indigenous women genocide in Canada
IRAN  - Based on the reports, Canadian government is responsible for the systematic genocide of more than 1,000 aboriginal women and girls during the last three decades.

The 1,200-page report, titled Reclaiming Power and Place, says long-term violence, racism and discrimination against Indigenous women and government's failure to protect these women cannot be denied.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police revealed in 2014 that 1,017 aboriginal women had been murdered between 1980 and 2012. The inquiry, which was beset by delays and staff resignations, opened painful wounds as it heard testimony from 468 family members of missing or murdered women and forced the government to fire some of its employees.

Admitting to the high levels of colonialism, discrimination and genocide in Canada, Marion Buller, the chief commissioner of the inquiry and a retired Indigenous judge said that "an absolute paradigm shift is required to dismantle colonialism in the Canadian society."

The reports repeatedly documents the miserably fearful life of native families particularly women and girls, the increasing rate of crimes, poverty and drug addiction among this four-percent group in the Canadian society, continuous systematic violence against native women, marginalizing these people in political and socio-economic domains, ongoing racism, racial discrimination and spreading hatred against native people along with all other tailored efforts by the Canadian government to cut off native residents from their culture and customs.

Referring to the valuable findings of the chief commissioner of the inquiry which state that Canadians often assume that genocide only includes the holocaust or the incidents occurred in Africa while they should change their point of view and know that a genocide has occurred in Canada and it is a tragedy;" and according to the definition of genocide by international documents as "any acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group", Iran's High council of Human Rights believes that the systematic measures taken by the Canadian government in order to destroy the ethnical minority in that country are a clear example for genocide and therefore strongly denounces these acts.

The HCRC also believes that in the communications and information era, the conscious of the international community particularly NGOs and freedom-loving nations expect serious measures to be taken by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Secretary General in this regard.

Furthermore, Iran calls for a thorough, effective and independent investigation into all aspects of these organized crimes as well as legal prosecutions of those involved.

 

News Code: 27629
Published Date: Sunday 9 June 2019 - 12:43:53
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