februari 18, 2014

Press conference on Speak Truth to Power

 Press release from the Liberal People’s Party in the European Parliament 

MEP Cecilia Wikström (ALDE/SE) and Kerry Kennedy, President of the Robert F. Kennedy Centre for Justice and Human Rights are pleased to invite you to a press conference on the play Speak Truth to Power – Voices from Beyond the Dark.

Wednesday 19th of February at 13.00-13.45

Room ASP 5G2

The histories of over fifty human rights activists from around the world, who have been risking their lives in their fight for human rights, underpins the play ”Speak Truth to Power” that is being brought to the European Parliament on the 19th of February at 18.30, Yehudi Menuhin. The performance is dedicated to Dawit Isaak, the only EU-citizen currently being held as a prisoner of conscience in Eritrea for over 4 500 days.

Present at the press conference:

Cecilia Wikström, MEP (ALDE/SWEDEN)

Kerry Kennedy, President of the Robert F. Kennedy Centre for Justice and Human Rights

Niclas Kjellström-Matseke, CEO Swedish Postcode Lottery

Lena Olin, actress (Chocolate, Casanova, The Reader)

Dennis Haysbert, actor (24, Goodbye Bafana, Sin City)

Dylan Bruno, actor (Grey’s Anatomy, Saving Private Ryan, NCIS)

Aminatou Haidar, human rights activist, Western Sahara

Kailash Satyarthi, human rights activist, India

Possibility for separate interviews with the participants. If interested, please e-mail

Time and venue for the play:

18.30 to 20.00, room Yehudi Menuhin at the European Parliament in Brussels, the 19th of February.

For press accreditation, interview requests or other inquiries, please contact:
Linda Aziz , Press Secretary of Cecilia Wikström

+32 486 94 76 82

The show is a collaboration between the European Parliament, the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and is realized with the support of the Swedish Postcode Lottery.

Cecilia Wikström

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