Friday, June 12, 2009

Amnesty International Leader Heads for High Level Mission to Zimbabwe


Amnesty International Secretary General to visit Zimbabwe
From 13 to 18 June 2009, Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan
will lead a high level mission to Zimbabwe, during which she plans to meet
human rights activists, victims of human rights violations and senior
government officials, including President Robert Mugabe.
The mission will conclude with a press conference in Harare on 18 June,
during which she will present preliminary findings from the mission, and be
available to answer questions and conduct individual interviews.
All media are welcome to attend.
Refreshments will be served.
Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan
Press conference on findings of mission to Zimbabwe
10.00 am local time (08.00 GMT), Thursday, 18 June 2009
Mirabelle Drawing Room (Ground Floor), Meikles Hotel, Jason
Moyo Avenue, Harare
On 19 June, Secretary General Irene Khan will be available for interviews
from London, including in-studio appearances, to discuss the findings of the
mission and the results of her meetings with government officials.
For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact Amnesty
International's Africa Press Officer, Eliane Drakopoulos, on Zimbabwe
mobile: 023 842 322 or UK +44 7778 472 109. For London interviews, please
call Judit Arenas on mobile: +44 7778 472 188.
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