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For immediate release,
HELEM Montreal condemns the invitation of the Lebanese singer Mr. Mhamad Eskandar to perform in Canada. Mr. Eskandar, well known for his homophobic and sexist songs, will be performing at Place Vertu Center on September 1, 2012, and at restaurant Mazaj in Ottawa on September 2, 2012.
Montreal August 20, 2012 – HELEM Montreal issues this letter of protest today at a time of unprecedented repression and violation of basic human rights and dignity towards the LGBT community in Lebanon.