Human rights workers gather for Féile Bride conference

Human Rights workers from Africa, Ireland and America are in Kildare today for the annual Féile Bride conference.

The event invites those who strive to protect human rights to speak about the dangers and problems they face pursuing their work.

This year's speakers include an ex-US soldier who served in Iraq, peace campaigner Ed Horgan and NGO workers from Nigeria and Darfur.

Mary Lawlor, of human rights group Frontline, said that the issue of Ireland's alleged involvement in "Extraordinary Rendition Flights" will be a major issue at the conference.


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