Monday, 30 May 2016

Where, this week, to find Stella Creasy MP for Walthamstow

  • Wednesday 1 June - attending the emergency vigil for Michelle Samaraweera at the Indian
    Embassy. Details of how to join below. 
  • Friday 3 June- holding an appointment only residents advice surgery. To book a place please call 020 8521 1223
  • Saturday 4 June- campaigning in Tooting for Labour. If you would like to join  please email.

Justice4Michelle 1 June 5pm

Next week will be the seventh anniversary of the rape and murder in Walthamstow of Michelle Samaraweera. Since 2011 a man charged with this, three other counts of rape and wanted in connection with another five cases, has been avoiding extradition to the UK by living in India. This is one of the most serious cases of sexual violence against women in the UK in recent years.

Despite this, there has been little media or Government attention to challenge the ongoing delays in this matter. That’s why I’m asking all local residents to join me and members of Michelle’s family on Wednesday 1 June at 5pm at the Indian embassy in Central London in an emergency vigil to seek justice for Michelle. Over thirty separate court hearings have now been held on this matter, yet still there has been no progress – we need your help to show that Britain hasn’t forgotten Michelle and we will continue to press for her alleged killer to be brought back here to face a trial. We demand the Indian authorities and British Government prioritise tackling violence against women.

We will be meeting at 5pm outside India House, Aldwych, London WC2B 4NA and all are welcome- please feel free to bring #justice4michelle signs and wear the colour pink as it was Michelle’s favourite colour.

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