Letter: Dear Prime Minister Trudeau: What about David Scheffel?


It is for many good reasons to have Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visit Kamloops this week.

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I am glad he has had a chance to hit the slopes in B.C. and enjoy his visit.

It would now be instructive and ethical for his personal response to at least eight letters sent to him since May 2018 from myself and colleagues around the world.

We are seeking some support for liberating Thompson Rivers University professor David Scheffel from unjustified, malicious incarceration in Slovakia.

This is a travesty of justice by a European Union member country.

While Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is effusive about human rights abuses in Myanmar and Saudi Arabia, etc., the silence on Scheffel’s case is disturbing and unethical.

I am ready to provide additional to what has already been provided to the prime minister.

Ivan Somlai


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