New York, NY (October 10, 2007) --
2.30 P.M (EST)
On Wednesday 10 October, celebrities and activists will mark the World Day Against the Death Penalty with an important press conference hosted by the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.
Speakers will urge UN member states to vote in favor of the resolution before the General Assembly advocating a global moratorium on executions.
Speakers include: author of Dead Man Walking, Sister Helen Prejean, director and actor Tim Robbins, writer, actor, and activist Mike Farrell (President of Death Penalty Focus), Souhayr Belhassen (President of the International Federation of Human Rights) Carmen Hernandez (President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), Michel Taube (World Coalition Against the Death Penalty), others to be announced.
The event will last for 2 hours.
WHEN: 2.30p.m. – 4.30p.m.
WHERE: Church Center, 777 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017
For more information contact:
- Helene Delye, 011 33 1 57 21 07 53,
- Eulette Ewart, 011 44 207 033 1552,
- Cecile Marcel, 011 33 1 57 21 07 53,
- Claire Tixeire, (646) 763-1685,
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