Libby Davies urges Minister Baird to ensure safe treatment of Canadians on Gaza flotilla
November 8, 2011 Open Letters to Ministers & Public Officials
I've had a number of emails from constituents concerning the Canadian Boat to Gaza and the detention of Canadians. Please find below my letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs:
November 8, 2011
Hon Jon Baird
Minister of Foreign Affairs
418-N Centre Block, House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
I wish to register my concern about status and treatment of Canadians who were aboard the Canadian boat to Gaza - the Tahrir who are now in detention in an Israeli prison.
As you know these Canadians were part of an international, non-violent, initiative to support the people of Gaza who have been living under an illegal blockade since June of 2007.
Constituents have written to me about the actions of the IDF and subsequent detention of peaceful civilians.
Minister, I urge you to demand that the Canadians in detention be immediately released, and that Israel be called to account for its actions. There are a number of reports that the detainees have suffered abuse, physical harm and suffering and family members have not been able to contact them. This is unacceptable and I believe you have a responsibility to uphold the safety and well being of the Canadians involved.
I urge you to take action on behalf of these Canadians.
Libby Davies, MP
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