Canada calls for safe return to Canada of Kavous Seyed-Emami’s widow, Maryam Mombeini

Statement

March 8, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

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

“The Government of Canada welcomes the safe return of Kavous Seyed-Emami’s sons back to Canada, despite very difficult circumstances.

“At the same time, we were outraged to learn that their mother, Maryam Mombeini, Mr. Seyed-Emami’s widow, was barred from leaving Iran for no apparent reason.

“We call on the Government of Iran to immediately give Maryam Mombeini, a Canadian citizen, the freedom to return home.

“We will continue to demand answers from the Government of Iran on the circumstances surrounding the detention and death of Mr. Seyed-Emami.”

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