This past Christmas Maya travelled to Afghanistan. She met with human rights activists, refugees, and people affected by NATO night raids and drone strikes. In October 2005 Evans was arrested for reading out the names of British soldiers who died in Iraq, and was the first person to be convicted of demonstrating within 1km of the Parliament. In June 2010 she won “a partial victory” in the High Court that stopped Britain transferring detainees to a detention centre run by Afghan intelligence agency (NDS) because of the risk of torture.
Maya Evans is a peace activist who has returned from visiting Afghanistan with Voices for Creative Nonviolence (www.vcnv.org).
She met with Afghan human rights activists and refugees and people affected by NATO night raids and drone strikes.
Afghanistan blog at http://fromhastingstokabul.wordpress.com/.
Maya will be joined by a speaker from Stop the War Coalition and a member of the Iranian community in Scotland (tbc).
Come hear her first hand account of the situation in Afghanistan.
Tuesday 14th February 7:30pm
Renfield St Stephens , Bath Street, Glasgow
Joint event by Scottish CND and Stop the War Coalition Scotland.