A joint statement has been issued by the Iranian Islamic Center, in Canada, Al Huda Islamic Center, in Sweden, and Imam Ali Islamic Center, in USA, demanding the immediate release of Ayatollah Sayyid Hussein al-Husseini al-Shirazi.
The statement has been sent to prime ministers, members of parliament, embassies, and other centers including, Justin Trudeau prime minister of Canada, member of parliament: Frank Baylis, Anju Dhillon, Nicola Di Lorio, Emmanuel Dubourg, Jean-Yves Duclos, Fayçal El-Khoury, Greg Fergus, Marc Garneau, Anthony Housefather, Mélanie Joly, Emmanuella Lambropoulos, David Lametti, Eva Nassif, Sherry Romanado, Jean-Claude Poissant, Omar Alghabra, Chandra Arya, Navdeep Bains, Bardish Chagger, Ali Ehsassi, Raj Grewl, Ahmed Hussen, Majid Jowhari, Iqra Khalid, Kamal Khera, David Mcguinty, Mona Monsef, Andy Fillmore, Jim Carr, and others.
The statement reveals that “ the incident came after a series of arrests and interrogations conducted by the Iranian regime against Ayatollah Sayyid Hussein al-Shirazi, due to public criticism of the oppressive regime”
The statement further added that “ most western countries are home to thousands to thousands of The Shirazi Jurisdiction who is publicly critical of the Iranian regime, they are a peaceful and law-abiding Muslim minority that believe in co-existence and living peacefully with all fellow human beings. The attack on their spiritual leadership violates both human rights and rights of minorities”
The initiators of the statement said “as citizens and faith leaders within your countries, we kindly request that the recipients of this statement, in all levels of government, take suitable action towards this tragic violation of human rights on both political and diplomatic levels”.
It is worth mentioning that on the 6th of March 2018, the Iranian Intelligence Services committed the public crime of kidnapping the Eminent Ayatollah Sayyid Hussein al-Shirazi, may Allah prolong his life.