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William Nessen, Journalist On Free Aceh Movement

William Nessen, Journalist On The Free Aceh Movement

25 November 2003

National speaking tour by journalist William Nessen - starting today through to Tuesday, 2 December.

Billy was an eye-witness to the biggest ever Indonesian armed forces offensive in Aceh earlier this year. He was detained by Indonesian authorities after they had repeatedly told him to stop travelling with members of the separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM) during the offensive. He will be speaking and presenting a data show of photos in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Whangarei - see details below.

If you can't get to one of the meetings, there is more information about Billy, and links to information about Aceh, at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/billyn.htm

* Auckland

~ Tuesday, 25 November, 7-30pm, at the St Columba Centre 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby. For more information contact Indonesian Human Rights Committee Tel (09) 815 9000 or email maire@clear.net.nz

* Wellington

~ Wednesday, 26 November, public meeting - 6-30pm to 8pm, at Turnbull House, Bowen Street. For more information contact Peace Action Wellington email peacewellington@hotmail.com or Peace Movement Aotearoa Tell (04) 382 8129 or email pma@xtra.co.nz

~ Thursday, 27 November, lunchtime forum with NGOs - 12-30pm to 1-30pm at the Council for International Development, 5th floor, PSA House, 11 Aurora Tce, Tell (04) 472 6375.

* Christchurch

~ Friday, 28 November, 7-30pm at the Trade Union Centre, 1st Floor, 199 Armagh Street. For more information contact Peace Action Network Tell (03) 351 7534 or email fofnz@yahoo.com.au

* Whangarei

~ Tuesday, 2 December, 7pm for public meeting (6pm for shared pot luck meal) at the Anglican Church Hall Lounge, 2A Kamo Road, Regent. For more information contact Tim Howard, email the-farm@ihug.co.nz


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