Stop Modern-Day Slavery: Peaceful Demonstration

From Welcome to Asmarino Independent. Fri Dec 7 2012, 02:30:57

Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on December 10th. This year, concerned Winnipeggers from various backgrounds will be heading to the Legislative Building on Monday, December 10th at noon, in a peaceful demonstration to raise awareness about the situation of Eritrean and other African refugees in Sinai. Modern Day slavery exists. And it affects people everywhere including Winnipeg.

Thousands have become victims of systematic and horrific atrocities in Egyptian Sinai, under Bedouin smugglers and their 'guides.' In his speech at the Clinton Initiative, in September 2012, President Barack Obama denounced it as 'evil and barbaric...modern day slavery.' Armed human smugglers kidnap vulnerable refugees from refugee camps, such as the Shegreab refugee camp in Sudan and other areas and take them to Sinai Desert. ...

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