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International Committee for the Defence of Salman Rushdie and his Publishers

Add MS 88930/2/5 : 14 May 1990-2 Aug 1991

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  • Title:
    International Committee for the Defence of Salman Rushdie and his Publishers
  • Collection Area: Western Manuscripts
  • Reference: Add MS 88930/2/5
  • Creation Date: 14 May 1990-2 Aug 1991
  • Extent and Access:
    Extent: 1 folder

  • Language: English
    French
  • Contents and Scope:
    Contents:

    Copies of press cuttings and press releases, notes on meetings with politicians and between members of the International Committee for the Defence of Salman Rushdie and his Publishers. Most of the paperwork consists of photocopies, which appear to have been sent to the Salman Rushdie Campaign group by Frances D'Souza who was involved with the International Committee as well as being the director of ARTICLE 19. Includes letters between third parties and the Prime Minister; a record of a meeting between Douglas Hogg (then Foreign Secretary), Lady Antonia Fraser, Harold Pinter, Ronald Harwood and Frances D'Souza and a financial report for the International Committee up to July 1989.

    The International Committee for the Defence of Salman Rushdie and his Publishers was founded in London on 20th February 1989. It was chaired and coordinated by ARTICLE 19, and both Frances D'Souza and Carmen Bedford were involved with the Committee.


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