16 October 2008

The Ban Bus in Greece, 9-16 October 2008

From 9 - 10 October the Ban Bus stopped in Athens. The Norwegian Ambassador hosted a luncheon at his personal residence to facilitate discussion between the Ban Bus team, representatives from the relevant ministries and NGO representatives. Guests included a member from the Parliamentary Committee on Defense and Defense Affairs, a representative from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a representative from the Ministry of Defense, two representatives of Amnesty International Greece, a member of the Medical Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims, the president of UNICEF Greece, and CMC campaigner Susan Morucci.On Friday, 10 October the Ban Bus was set up at a public place in the city centre of Athens and the team supported by representatives from the Norwegian Embassy and Amnesty International Greece handed out information materials and collected signatures for the People's Treaty. Reporters from MEGA channel, a popular private television station, interviewed John Rodsted and Dimitrios Botsos, Director of Amnesty International Greece.Susan Morucci, mdmsusan@yahoo.comDimitrios Botsos, Amnesty International Greece, director@amnesty.org.gr