Tim Martin (human rights)

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Tim Martin
Nationality British
OccupationAid Worker
Organization Act Now
Known forHuman Rights Activist

Tim Martin is the Director of the Human Rights Campaign group Act Now. As a former British humanitarian aid worker who worked in Sri Lanka, Martin founded Act Now with fellow aid workers after seeing human rights violations and mass killing in Sri Lanka against Tamils. [1] In 2009, Martin went on a 21-day fast outside British Parliament to protest against the killing of Tamils in Sri Lanka. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

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  1. Act now
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  4. Hunger Striker's plea to Obama
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