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Demonstration In Defence of Taslima Nasrinís Life and Dignity



Demonstration
In Defence of Taslima Nasrinís Life and Dignity

("Taslima Nasreen" according to a recent G+M article)

Join the Campaign to Save Taslima Nasrin!

Saturday, October 31, 1998 at 12:00 noon
Young & Dundas Intersection

Taslima Nasrin, the author of the controversial book ďShameĒ, the
defender of womenís rights and the outspoken activist against Islamic
rules has returned to Bangladesh to visit her ailing mother.  Soon after
her arrival, she was forced to go underground because the reactionary
Muslim organizations are demanding her execution and the Bangladesh
government has issued an arrest warrant against her.

We call on all freedom loving and progressive organizations and
individuals to join us in the Campaign to save Taslima Nasrin and
demand:

- the withdrawal of the court injunction for Taslima Nasrinís arrest.
- the Bangladeshi government to guarantee the safety of Taslima Nasrin
and her mother while they are in the country.
- The Bangladeshi government to provide a safe exit for Taslima and her
mother to leave the country.

For more information and/or to endorse this protest action, please call
ACWRI at (416)777-0722 or the WPI at (416) 737-9500.

Sponsored by:
Action Committee on Womenís Rights in Iran
Worker-communist Party of Iraq-Abroad-Canada
Worker-communist Party of Iran-Abroad-Canada

Join the Campaign to save Taslima Nasrin!
October 1998


Taslima Nasrin, the writer, the defender of women's rights and the
outspoken activist against Islamic rules has returned to Bangladesh to
see her mother who is dying.  Soon after her arrival, she was forced
into hiding because the reactionary Islamic organizations are demanding
her execution.

I strongly condemn Taslima Nasrinís persecution by the reactionary
Muslim groups and protest against threatening lawsuit which has been
made against her by the Bangladesh government.

I demand:

- the withdrawal of the court injunction for Taslima Nasrinís arrest.
- the Bangladesh government to guarantee the safety of Taslima Nasrin
and her mother while they are in the country.
- The Bangladesh government to provide a safe exit for Taslima and her
mother to leave the country.


If your organization would like to endorse the "Campaign to save Taslima
Nasrin", contact:

P.O. Box 719, Stn. P Toronto, Ontario M5S 2Y4 or Fax: (416) 265-9915
Tel:(416)7379500 & (416)777-0722

or in Ottawa: (613) 777-0431



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