Afghan human rights defender Malalai Joya to speak in Ottawa today

For Immediate Release
October 6, 2010

Ottawa – Tireless human rights defender. Outspoken opponent of the NATO occupation of her home country. Hailed as “the bravest woman in Afghanistan” by the BBC. Author of A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice

As the war in Afghanistan enters its tenth year, prominent former Afghan Parliamentarian Malalai Joya returns to Canada for a multi-city speaking tour. The Ottawa Peace Assembly will host a timely discussion today featuring Ms. Joya to ask ‘What next for Afghanistan?’ following another round of controversial elections in her country.


WHEN: 9:30am, Wednesday, October 6, 2010

WHERE: Charles Lynch Room (130-S), Parliament Hill, Centre Block, Ottawa

PUBLIC FORUM: What next for Afghanistan? featuring Malalai Joya

WHEN: 7pm, Wednesday, October 6, 2010

WHERE: Bronson Centre (211 Bronson Ave, North of Somerset, Ottawa)

TICKETS: $10 / $5 for students. Advance tickets available at Octopus Books (116 Third Ave @ Bank St).

WHO: Organized by the Ottawa Peace Assembly and the Canadian Peace Alliance.

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