To mark International Human Rights Day, the International Humanist and Ethical Union is co-sponsoring an all day conference on “Apostasy, Sharia Law and Human Rights” at Conway Hall Humanist Centre, 25 Red Lion Square, London, UK. The conference will highlight urgent cases, including Pakistani Asia Bibi who has received a death sentence for blasphemy, Palestinian Waleed Al-Husseini who has been arrested for criticising Islam, and campaigners in Iran charged with ‘enmity against God’, and demand their unconditional and immediate release.
Conference registration begins at 10.00am for 11.00am start and ends at 19.00 hours, after which there will be a social gathering at a local pub.
Panel discussions include ‘International Apostasy and Religion,’ ‘Ex-Muslims in Britain and Europe’ and ‘Multiculturalism and Multifaithism versus Universal Human Rights.’
There will also be a play ‘Masculine Laws’ by Ghazi Rabihavi and a comedy act by Nick Doody.
Confirmed speakers are:
To book a place at the conference, please complete the booking form found here: http://www.onelawforall.org.uk/10-december-2010-conference-on-apostasy-sharia-law-and-human-rights-london/.
Tickets are £10 for individuals; £25 for organizations and statutory bodies. The conference is free for members of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and asylum seekers. Donations are welcome.
The conference is sponsored by Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, International Humanist and Ethical Union, Iran Solidarity, National Secular Society, One Law for All and South Place Ethical Society.
The event will be dedicated to the Iran stoning case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.
For more information, please contact:
One Law for All
BM Box 2387
London WC1N 3XX