Canada offers condolences following death of Mr. Seyed-Emami


February 14, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“We offer our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Mr. Seyed-Emami. We are seriously concerned by the situation surrounding the detention and death of Mr. Seyed-Emami.

“We have expressed our concerns to the Government of Iran and will continue to do so.

“A Canadian has died. We expect the Government of Iran to provide information and answers into the circumstances surrounding this tragedy. I have asked to speak with my counterpart to seek information on what has transpired. We will continue to use every means at Canada’s disposal to seek further information.”


Adam Austen
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Media Relations Office
Global Affairs Canada
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