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Human Rights Advocate Visits North Dakota

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Leith, North Dakota is involved in much controversy over human rights.

Advocates of human rights hold presentations today to promote peace in our country as well as around the world.

Bjorn Engesland is visiting our state describing the work of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and the importance of defending human rights.

Kristi Rendahl with North Dakota Prairie Talks also discussed the abuses, challenges, and threats that human rights advocates face.

Engesland says human rights are increasingly under pressure and says his committee helps to assist other countries in defending human rights.

"The U.S. plays an extremely important role in the world and for us, it is also important to see to that also the United States is continuing its promotion of human rights. So if I can, in a small way, add to that, that would be good," says Bjorn Engesland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee.

The presentations are held at the National Energy Center of Excellence on the BSC campus.

The final presentation is from 7 to 8:30pm and the public is invited to attend.

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