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From The Socialist newspaper, 1 June 2007
Protest at arrest and prosecution in Bolivia
The Socialist Party is appealing for workers and students to protest against the arrest of Adam Ziemkowski. Click here for a letter of protest, which is posted below.
There will be a protest at the Bolivian Embassy at 4.30 - 5.30pm and next Tuesday, 5th June. The details of the Bolivian Embassy are:
106 Eaton Square,
Nearest tube Victoria
Letter of protest
To Manfred Reyes Villa
Gobierno Departemental de Cochabamba
Plaza 14 de Septembrre Acreca Norte 243
We are writing to protest in the strongest possible terms at the arrest and prosecution of Mr. Adam Ziemkowski, a USA national. Mr. Ziemkowski is currently on a US international scholarship in Bolivia, a 'Full Bright Scholar'.
As you know he has been charged with sedition and inciting violence despite carrying leaflets when arrested from a group, which he was using for his research, which were protesting against violence and repression in Cochabamba.
The arrest of Mr. Ziemkowski, and his threatened prosecution is a blatant attack on democratic and human rights. If continued it will reflect extremely negatively on yourself and the Bolivian authorities. We intend to take this matter further and expose these undemocratic measures internationally unless these charges are dismissed.
We therefore urge you to dismiss all charges against Mr. Ziemkowski and allow him to continue his research in Bolivia in a democratic and free manner.
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In The Socialist 1 June 2007:
No to McJobs
G8 Summit protests
Protest against the G8 leaders
Protest at arrest and prosecution in Bolivia
Socialist Party campaigns
Campaign brings victory against cuts
Local campaign successes show effective leadership in action
National Shop Stewards Network founding conference
International socialist news and analysis
Southern Ireland general election: Smaller parties squeezed
Wales - Labour rule under threat
Talking about the 'real world' at Wales TUC
Socialist Party news and analysis
A double bonanza for big businesss
Fight against destructive school policies
Stop and question: A dangerous kite to fly
Unhealthy surpluses on NHS underspend
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Defend and expand public housing
War and terrorism
Refugee camp siege compounds Lebanon's deep political crisis
Marxist analysis: history
The Merthyr Rising 1831
Socialist Party LBGT
Repression of Gay Pride in Moscow
Homophobia: it's not over
Socialist Party workplace news
Hull UNISON takes historic step
Remploy try to close factories
The Socialist 1 June 2007 |
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