Monday, March 19, 2012

Influential assassinated Pakistani leader wins human rights award

The late Pakistani minister Shahbaz Bhatti and anti-trafficking activist Susan Trimarco receive John Diefenbaker Defender of Human Rights Awards
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, award recipient Susana Trimarco,
and MP Joy Smith. Photo Deborah Gyapong/CCN

The B.C. Catholic has an article from Deborah Gyapong that covers the recent 2012 John Diefenbaker Defender of Human Rights Award ceremonies:

OTTAWA (CCN)—The Canadian government recognized two outstanding defenders of religious freedom and human rights, granting awards to the assassinated Pakistani Minister Shahbaz Bhatti and Argentinian anti-trafficking activist Susana Trimarco.

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird presented the awards at the 2012 John Diefenbaker Defender of Human Rights Award ceremony Mar. 14 at the former Ottawa City Hall which was named after Diefenbaker last year.

Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.
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