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Luxembourg remembers Nelson Mandela
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Luxembourg remembers Nelson Mandela

11.12.2013 From our online archive
At its annual human rights march on Tuesday evening, the Luxembourg branch of Amnesty International remembered Nelson Mandela, the same day world leaders joined a celebration of the anti-Apartheid leader in South Africa.

(CS) At its annual human rights march on Tuesday evening, the Luxembourg branch of Amnesty International remembered Nelson Mandela, the same day world leaders joined a celebration of the anti-Apartheid leader in South Africa.

While Luxembourg's Grand Duke attended the ceremony in Johannesburg on Tuesday, the Grand Duchy's Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn joined the human rights march in the capital.

A small crowd had gathered for the torch-lit procession, which made its way from the Place d'Armes to the “Cité Judiciaire”.

The annual march marks the end of Amnesty International's candle campaign, launched every year in the run-up to Christmas in order to shed light on human rights violations around the globe and raise funds to support the organisation's work.

In November 2006, Amnesty International had awarded Mandela the title of Ambassador of Conscience.