jeudi, avril 20, 2006

Actualité - Act Now to Stop the Deportation of Issam Al-Yamani!

Franc-Parler publie un appel du Le Marxiste-Léniniste pour arrêter la déportation de Issam Al-Yamani, un leader de la communauté palestienne au Canada.

Canadian authorities have issued a deportation order for Thursday, April 20, 2006 for Issam Al-Yamani, a stateless Palestinian refugee, longtime Palestinian and human rights activist and deeply-respected member of the Palestinian and Arab community in Canada.

The deportation of Issam Al-Yamani is the most recent example of attempts to silence and deport Palestinian refugees in Canada. Issam has lived peacefully in Canada for over 20 years. All those who know him attest to his tireless efforts on behalf of the Palestinian and Arab community in Mississauga and Toronto. He has two Canadian-born children currently attending high school and university.

Issam was issued an immigrant visa by visa officials in Amman, Jordan on March 21, 1984. He was subsequently granted permanent resident status at Lester B. Pearson airport on April 27, 1985. He applied for Canadian citizenship on May 17, 1988. Since that time, Canadian authorities have been attempting to deport Issam due to his previous political affiliations with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). His father was one of the founding members of the PFLP. He grew up in a community committed to self-determination for Palestinians and because of his father, came to know many persons in the Palestinian leadership. Issam had previously been a member of the political wing of the PFLP but severed all ties in 1991. He has never engaged in or been in any way involved with acts of violence.

We call on all supporters of Palestinian and refugee rights to act urgently to prevent the deportation of Issam Al-Yamani. Please contact the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Prime Minister of Canada to ask them to halt the deportation order and use their discretionary power to grant Issam Al-Yamani permanent status in Canada. Also contact the Liberal Party MP for Mississauga-Erindale, Omar al Ghabra, and ask him to raise the case with the relevant ministers.

Monte Solberg, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Phone: (613) 992-4516 Fax: (613) 992-6181 E-Mail:

Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness In Ottawa: Stockwell Day, MP, P.C. House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 Phone: 613.995.1702 Fax: 613.995.1154 Email: In BC: Suite 202, 301 Main Street Penticton, BC V2A 5B7 Phone: 250.770.4480 Fax: 250.770.4484 Email:

Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, Office of the Prime Minister, 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, K1A 0A2 Fax: 613-941-6900 Email:

Omar Alghabra, Member for Mississauga-Erindale 1270 Central Parkway West, Suite 305 Mississauga, Ontario L5C 4P4 Phone: 905-276-2806 Email:

(The Marxist-Leninst Daily - 19 avril)

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