For Immediate Release
November 17th, 2011
LONDON — This morning, the Council of United Syrian Americans – Canada (CoUSA-Canada) filed a formal demand to investigate iWeb for violation of Federal Law prohibiting the sale or export of technology to Syria. CoUSA-Canada is hoping that iWeb will co-operate with the Minister of Foriegn Affairs office to make attempts to stop selling webspace to Syria. This company currently hosts different websites for the Syrian regime which has aided in oppressing it’s citizens.
“Syria’s president, Bashar Assad has used brutal force on his own people for 7 months and has not not shown any interest in easing the assault,” said Mariam Hamou, Chair of CoUSA-Canada, “Since the start of the Syrian revolution in March of this year Syria has engaged in state sponsored killing of its very own citizens. Many of those citizens are also Canadian citizens and have been victim to the Syrian regime’s illegal arrests, torture, and killing. Because of the dual national status of many of these victims this has become an urgent problem of substantial security risk to Canadian citizens both in the Canada and abroad.”
“As Canadian citizens of Syrian origin we expect our Canadian companies to respect the Rule of Law regardless of where the activities are taking place. Immediate action must be taken to protect Canadian citizens of Syrian origin. We now call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, John Baird, to proceed with the investigation and prosecution of iWeb.”