Document - Canada: Further information on Fear of forcible return/Fear of torture/Fear of death penalty/Legal concern: Mostafa Dadar (m), Iranian national
PUBLIC AI Index: AMR 20/002/2006
31 March 2006
Further Information on UA 64/06 (AMR 20/001/2006, 20 March 2006)
CANADA Mostafa Dadar (m), Iranian national
Mostafa Dadar was forcibly returned to Iran from Canada on 26 March, through Frankfurt, Germany, two days after a Canadian Federal Court Judge refused to stop the deportation. He arrived in Tehran on 27 March where he was detained for 36 hours before being released.
Mostafa Dardar had fled Iran in 1987 after spending 5 years in prison, during which time he was tortured. He was recognized as a refugee in Pakistan before travelling to Canada, where he was granted residency in 1988. He was convicted for aggravated assault in 1996 and was released in 2002. He was deported from Canada under the Immigration Act despite a 2004 decision by the United Nation’s Committee Against Torture that he was at risk of torture in Iran and that his deportation would violate Canada’s obligations under article 3 of the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT).
No further action is required at the moment. The team will continue to monitor his case and take action as necessary. Thank you to all those who sent appeals.