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FYI today at noon, demonstration at chinese embassy (ottawa)


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if you want to support the sudanese, tibetans, burmese etc. there is a gathering in front of the embassy to protest china's human rights violations.

OTTAWA -- A coalition of human rights groups from Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa will rally at the Chinese embassy on August 7, hours before the opening ceremonies of the Beijing summer Olympics. The Human Dignity Event will draw attention to China's failure to meet important human rights commitments it made when it bid to host the 2008 games.

International human rights activist and former Miss World Canada Nazanin Afshin-Jam is a featured speaker.

What: Human Dignity Rally

When: Thursday, August 7, 2008 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

Where: Embassy of the People's Republic of China, 515 St. Patrick St.

(across the street)

Who:

Nazanin Afshin-Jam (international human rights activist, former Miss World Canada)

Canada Tibet Committee

Canadian Friends of Burma

Committee to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong

Hon. Irwin Cotler, M.P.

Darfurian Community of Ottawa

Falun Gong

Federation for a Democratic China (Canada)

Former Secretary of State for the Asia-Pacific David Kilgour

Reporters without Borders

Thubten Samdup (Founding President of the Canada Tibet Committee)

South Sudan-Canada Association

Taiwan-Canada association

Uyghur-Canadian community

Vietnamese Federation of Canada

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