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The Libyan Embassy In Canada

As an arm of the Libyan regime the Libyan embassy in Ottawa, Canada proves to us (Libyans in Canada and elsewhere), that they are here not to serve their citizens, but to make our lives, away from our homeland, more difficult.

Lately, the Libyan consulate is demanding that all Libyan citizens residing in Canada who wish to renew, or add to their passports, report in person to Ottawa. This is regardless of their gender or where in Canada they live. As you are all aware, Canada is a very large country. To travel from one province to another is not an easy task, especially for low income families. The consulate, of course, refuses to pay any part of the cost of this trip.

What could possibly be the motive behind this ridiculous demand? Is it being used as an opportunity to interrogate us, or to recruit us as informers against our fellow Libyans?

We are tired of these silly acts. God knows many of us left our beloved Libya because of such behavior from people who are not responsible before God or men. We are all in Canada for good reason, either as students, or as immigrants to find better opportunities for ourselves and our children. The Libyan embassy's main purpose here is to help and serve its citizens, not to burden them with unnecessary travel and expense.

Wa-salaam,

Ali


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