Media Advisory - Peace in Sri Lanka will require Human Rights

TORONTO, Dec. 9 /CNW/ -

    
    MEDIA CONFERENCE

    -   Canadians Concerned about Sri Lanka
    -   Thursday, December 10th, - International Human Rights Day - 10:00 am
    -   427 Bloor St. West - Trinity St. Paul's United Church
    

Canadians from a variety of backgrounds will be speaking out about the ongoing crisis in Sri Lanka, and the need for the government to respect human rights in order to set the stage for a lasting peace. December 10th is International Human Rights Day, marking the anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. Canadians Concerned About Sri Lanka is calling for the release of thousands of Tamil civilians still in detention camps, and for the government to cease repression of both Tamil and non-Tamil people who are working for a just peace.

    
    Speaking will be:

    John Argue - Amnesty International - Canada
    Sharon Simpson - Urban Alliance on Race Relations
    John Cartwright - Toronto & York Region Labour Council
    Vicki Obedkoff - United Church of Canada, Toronto Conference
    

SOURCE TORONTO AND YORK REGION LABOUR COUNCIL

For further information: For further information: Dhimo Sornalingam, (416) 505-3639; John Cartwright, (416) 999-5663

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