Friday, 5/20: Melissa Roxas Candlelight Vigil in NYC

Candlelight Vigil for Melissa Roxas
Friday, May 20, 2011 from 7:30p – 8:30 p
meet at the Bayanihan Community Center : 40-21 69th St, Woodside, NY 11377
Trains: 69th St (7); 74th St-Roosevelt Ave (7, E, F, V, G, R)
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109312942490402

We are inviting all friends and supporters of Filipina-American activist, Melissa Roxas, to join us on May 20th and commemorate the 2 years since her abduction. Your support is vital as the Committee for Human Rights (CHR)’s recent Resolution denies Melissa Roxas is a survivor of abduction and torture, despite the first-hand testimony that Roxas herself has provided in writing and in person to the CHR. This a glaring & disappointing CHR failure to carry out its constitutional mandate to protect human rights.

We need your support more than ever to place public pressure on the PNoy and Obama administrations, as well as the UN! Without your help, we run the risk of having Melissa’s case swept under the rug, never holding her AFP captors accountable.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Please sign the Open Community Letter here:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFRjUXdXUHcxQWQ1ZUhldm1KVGFqQnc6MQ&ifq

And read Melissa’s Personal Statement regarding the CHR Resolution:
http://justiceformelissa.org/2011/04/chr-resolution-only-serves-to-maintain-and-perpetuate-impunity/

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