27 March Event: “Prisoners: Key to peace?”

Kartela_key to peace(DEFI)The Basque Friendship Group and the Greens-EFA group on the European Parliament have organised a conference for the next 27th March, under the title “Prisoners: Key to peace?”.

Last year the Friendship organised a conference under the name “Aiete conference, a road- map for peace in the Basque Country?” that counted with the presence of Mr Jonathan Powell.

This time the Friendship wants to draw on the Irish and South African experiences to explore the role of prisoners on conflict resolution and learn about the current situation of the process in the Basque Country.

François Alfonsi and Martina Anderson presented the event on a Press Conference held on the 05/03/2013 with members of Herrira (Basque movement for Prisoners’ Rights).

The members of Herrira had come to Brussels to denounce the current situation of Prisoners and the related Human Rights concerns.

PressConferenceHerrira-BFG 05-03-2013

Prisoners: Key to peace?
27th March 2013; 16.30-18.30
European Parliament, Brussels; Room A1G3
Chaired by: Catherine Grèze & François Alfonsi
• Robert McBride, Former South African Prisoner
• Avila Kilmurray, Community Foundation
• Nelly Maes, Vlaams Vredesinstituut
• Gaby Mouesca, Former president of the OIP

Registration: supportbasquefriendship [at] gmail.com