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Jícan High Commission honours civil-rights campaigner
2013-10-26 08:52:52 | (0 Comments)
Noted Jamaica-born civil-rights campaigner Doreen Lawrence, who was recently appointed to the British House of Lords, has been honoured by the Jamaican High Commission in London.
Jamaica-born civil-rights campaigner Doreen Lawrence. - File
The United Kingdomís Home Secretary Theresa May was among the special guests at a reception hosted on Monday by Her Excellency Aloun Assamba.
Lawrence took her seat as Labour member of the Upper House earlier this month, using the title Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon in the Commonwealth Realm of Jamaica.
She is the mother of Stephen Lawrence, a British teenager who was murdered in a racist attack in South East London in 1993.
Her tireless fight for justice for her son has promoted reforms of the police service.
She has also founded the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.
Lawrence said she was overwhelmed by the honour.
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