*Emergency Vigil: We Demand Justice4Michelle - Wednesday 1 June at 5pm *A Call to Action from Stella Creasy MP*

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LETowerHamlets Sat 28-May-16 09:27:59

Next week will be the seventh anniversary of the rape and murder in
Walthamstow of Michelle Samaraweera in 2009.

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 you to join me and members of Michelle's family
on Wednesday 1st June at 5pm outside the Indian embassy in 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 at 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.

I hope you can join us in speaking up for Michelle and the victims of rape
in demanding justice.

Thank you,

Stella Creasy MP - Labour and Cooperative MP for Walthamstow

P.S. if you can't make the vigil in person please tweet *or facebook to
draw attention


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