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SECTION27 PRESS ALERT: Al Jazeera English and State of Qatar accused of human rights abuses of people living with HIV

  • Al Jazeera English and State of Qatar accused of violating rights of South African journalist living with HIV
  • South African delegation to International Labour Organization (ILO) requested to file complaint against State of Qatar

On the eve of World AIDS Day 2011, SECTION27 invites you to a media conference that will provide details about how international TV news channel, Al Jazeera English, acted in concert with its owner, the State of Qatar, to violate the rights of a senior South African journalist.

Date:               Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Time:               14h00

Venue:             SECTION27, 6th floor, Braamfontein Centre, 23 Jorissen Street, Braamfontein

At the conference we will report on how SECTION27 plans to ensure that the ILO compels Qatar to abide by its international law obligations.

The case involves unfair discrimination on the basis of HIV status, as well as severe violations of the rights to dignity, privacy, freedom and security of the person, and freedom from cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. Further details will be provided at the press briefing.

Enquiries:      Contact Nikki Stein on 011 356 4100 or stein@section27.org.za

Parking:          Contact Tummy Seboko on 011 356 4100 or seboko@section27.org.za