Australian Senator Andrew Bartlett have signed the Stop Child Executions petition. Senator Bartlet met the co-founder of the SCE Campaign Nazanin Afshin-Jam at a conference examining the human rights situation in China in the leadup to the Beijing Olympics. The conference was held in Taiwn.
15242 Senator Andrew Bartlett Australia Senator for Queensland
In his personal blog Senator Barlett wrote: “One other interesting speaker at the conference was a woman from Canada named Nazanin Afshin-Jan. Unlike most of us at the conference, she was not a politician, a lawyer or an academic (although she is a graduate in international relations), which probably helped make her speech seem more focused on practically than some of the others. She is Iranian born, trained in the Canadian Air Force, and has used her profileas a former runner-up in Miss World and a singer and songwriterto campaign on human rights issues. One of her main campaigns is tostop childexecutions, although the main offender on that issue is Iran, not China, so she didn’t focus on that so much in her speech at this conference. She was also able to end her speech by showing a video of one of her songs , which was rather hard for the rest of us speakers to compete against.”
Nazanin Afshin-Jam and SCE Campaign greatly appreciate Senator Andrew Bartlett’s support of the Campaign to stop child executions in Iran and worldwide.
About Senator Andrew Barltlett:
Senator Bartlett has been a member of theAustralian Senatefor the state ofQueenslandsince 1997, representing theAustralian Democrats. A consistent and vocal campaigner forrefugees and asylum seekers, Senator Bartlett is the only Australian parliamentarian to have visited every refugee detention centre in Australia, as well as those onChristmas IslandandNauru(detention centres off the Australian mainland) where he went three times to meet with detainees. Mr. Bartlett has spoken many times on behalf of those living in poverty, as well as the physically and mentallydisabled. He also takes a close interest in the environment and animal welfare. He was a strong opponent of Australia’s involvement in the 2003invasion of Iraq.