The statement said that the agency is working closely with Iranian-Canadian communities, which have been “disproportionately” targeted.
Canada’s spy agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), has admitted that it is investigating reports from people living in the country who have received ‘credible’ death threats from Iran.
The statement said the threats are ‘designed to silence those who speak out publicly.’
The statement said CSIS is gathering information from people who experienced harassment and intimidation related to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
‘CSIS is actively investigating several threats to life emanating from the Islamic Republic of Iran based on credible intelligence.’
The statement said the agency is working with Iranian-Canadian communities that have been “exceptionally” targeted.
Britain’s domestic spy agency chief said on Wednesday that Iran’s intelligence services have made at least 10 attempts to kidnap or kill British nationals or people based in the United Kingdom whom Tehran views as a threat.
Canada has imposed sanctions against Iran for alleged human rights violations, including the death of Mahsa Amini, a Kurdish Iranian woman who died in September while in the custody of Iran’s morality police.
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