MP Backs Call for e-Freedom

September 28, 2008 5:10 PM

Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington is backing a campaign calling for freedom of expression on the Internet for all people, The Call for e-Freedom.

The Call for e-Freedom was launched by Members of the European Parliament Graham Watson, Anna Maria Gomes, Sirpa Pietikainen and Anders Wijkman. They claim that there are at least 80 people in the world currently in jail for posting their political opinions online. Their detention is a clear and gross violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Talking about the issue, Tom Brake MP said, 'It is truly upsetting that all over the world people's basic right to self-expression is being violated. This campaign will show that the people of the world are willing to stand up for their rights and against repression and dictatorship.'

If you wish to add your support for The Call for e-Freedom you can visit their website at www.e?parl.net or text +44?751?586?1589 or write to Post Box 922, 2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark. If you can also encourage your friends colleagues to add their support, we would be most grateful.

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