April 21, 2001
Meeting on the Families of Prisoners
Workers’ Memorial Building, Valletta
All the other public meetings were organised in the evening. This meeting was the only one held in the morning, and on a Saturday. This was intended to entice the general public to attend the meeting, which it did indeed. For that numerous attendence, Mid-Dlam ghad-Dawl was assisted by Guzè Ellul Mercer Foundation, which informed its members of the activity.
The theme, Families of Prisoners: A past without a future?, was chosen as part of the campaign Mid-Dlam ghad-Dawl had been putting up during that year. The idea of the meeting was to highlight the problems prisoners’ families meet due to their relatives’ incarceration.
The meeting was initally addressed lawyer Dr Lynn Zahra, journalist Ms Pamela Hansen, and Dr Mark Montebello on behalf of Mid-Dlam ghad-Dawl. The discussion was directed by the then Director of Mid-Dlam ghad-Dawl, Ivan Cauchi.
The discussion that ensued was very lively with the full and enthusiastic participation of the public in attendence.