Press release – Open Letter To British Secretary Of State For Northern Ireland

Press Releases
Open Letter To British Secretary Of State For Northern Ireland Mr Owen Patterson Dear Mr.Paterson, I write to you regarding the continued immoral and illegal internment of Marian Price.   As you are well aware Marian has spent over fourteen months, in prison,  twelve of which were spent in forced isolation, and she is at present seriously ill and held under armed guard in an isolated hospital ward. This treatment is cruel and inhumane and amounts to torture as the words of the UN Special Rapporteur   Juan Mendez on torture states:  “indefinite and prolonged solitary confinement in  excess of 15 days should be subject to an absolute prohibition”. The illegal detention of Marian Price for political offences committed nearly forty years ago, and for which she was pardoned, is a  serious…
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Launch of ‘Stop Rape in Conflict’ campaign on 11th May, 2012.

Campaigns
Mairead Maguire and Ann Paterson from the Peace People attended the official launch of the campaign in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)  (8th May – 14th May, 2012) “WE PEOPLE OF THE DRC MUST STOP RAPE OURSELVES” (Julienne Lusange, Sofepadi, at launch of Stop Rape in conflict Campaign, Kinshasa,DRC. 11th May, 2012). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On 8th May, 2012, Ann Patterson and I travelled to the Kinshasa, in DRC, to join Yee Htun, Co-ordinator of the Nobel Womens Initiative International Campaign to Stop Rape in Conflict, and help launch the International campaign, to ‘Stop rape in Conflict’. This was being launched simultaneously in four Countries: Colombia, Kenya, Burma and the DRC in May, 2012. We had been invited to DRC by Julienne Lusenge of SOFEPADI, an NGO Organization working to support survivors of…
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Press Release – Justice for Assange

Press Releases
As concerned citizens of the World know, the Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, is currently inside the Ecuadorian Embassy, in London, having gone there to ask for Political Asylum.  I would add my voices to that of  many people of conscience, around the world, in urging President Correa to grant political asylum to Julian Assange. The British courts shamefully refused Mr. Assanges’ appeal against extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning accused of sexual molestation  (no criminal charges have been made against him). Mr. Assange has said he is willing to answer questions  relating to accusations against him, but to do so in UK.  He has good reason not to want to be extradited to Sweden, as he could find himself imprisoned in solitary confinement, and then very…
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Development Education Day on Palestine and Israel

Training
Training Events - Belfast: Saturday 19th May, Peace House, 224 Lisburn Road, Belfast Dublin: Saturday 9th June, Irish Aid Centre, 27-31 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin Programme: 10:00 - 11:30 First Session: Welcome to Palestine and a brief history. This session will introduce participants to the land, culture, economics and geography of Palestine and Israel before going on to outline the two narratives underpinning the Conflict. This session aims to introduce participants to the reality that the region is more than the Conflict while at the same time introducing some key perspectives that will enable understanding for the people on either side. Facilitators: Freda Hughes and Richard Irvine 11:50 - 1:30 Second Session: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Case Studies from Palestine. This session will introduce participants to the…
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Mairead Maguire will not be attending the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates 2012, in Chicago USA

Press Releases
Open Letter Dear Friends, I write to let you know that I have decided not to attend the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates on 23rd-25th April, 2012, in Chicago, USA. On 10th April, Sec. of State H. Clinton appeared on video in US State Department Web announcing plans for the forthcoming Nobel Peace Laureates Summit and said ‘The US Department of State is proud to be an active partner in this event’. Sec. Clinton gave details of how the US State Dept. is working with US embassies around the world, to bring twenty students and 4 teachers from 4 countries to Chicago and explained that video conferences and portals for live streaming of events, will be managed by US State department. I have now decided, with some sadness,…
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