Freedom to be toasted

PUBLISHED: 17:17 03 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:43 15 June 2010

World Human Rights Day takes place on Wednesday, December 10. On this day in 1948 - exactly 60 years ago - the member nations of the UN signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

World Human Rights Day takes place on Wednesday, December 10.

On this day in 1948 - exactly 60 years ago - the member nations of the UN signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

Respect for human rights and human dignity "is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world", the General Assembly declared.

The UDHR holds the world record as the most translated document-with versions in more than 360 languages.

Copies will be available at this special event, which takes place at the Masonic Hall, Lyme Regis, at 7.30pm. Jamshid Ahmadi will give a short talk on human rights and Iran. There will be a display on the human rights problems faced by women around the world.

You will also have an opportunity to send a card to a Prisoner of Conscience in Moldova, Japan, Nigeria, Turkey, Laos or Egypt.

Organisers hope everyone will drink a Toast to Freedom. and provide the wine and mince pies.

It's free and everyone is welcome. Amnesty International's Lyme Regis group is sponsoring this festive occasion.

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