Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Torch bearer pulls out of Canberra relay

"One of the high-profile torch bearers has pulled out of the Olympic torch relay which will run through Canberra on Thursday.

"The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) president and the ACT Australian of the Year, Lin Hatfield-Dodds, says she is taking a stand for human rights.

"The Olympic torch has become a beacon for pro-Tibet supporters as it makes its way around the world in the lead up to the Beijing Games ..."

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