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The Editor,

I wish to clarify to some statement made by Michael Karnavas

in the Post's article entitled "Scott Languishes as Debate Hots Up" (August

11-24, 1995). Some of the untrue statements made by Mr Karnavas have sought to

damage both my own and my organization's reputation.

Mr Karnavas did

conduct a two days investigation workshop on 29-30 May, 1995 at Charto at my

request. The training was to upgrade Charto investigators' capacity in

conducting investigations, not (a) defender(s') or (...) legal workshop. This is

Charto policy to upgrade staff capability. As for Mr. Karnavas' statement that I

declined to attend the two day legal workshop on the basis that I was an

administrator, not a defender, I belief that Mr. Karnavas' judgment is fully

wrong. As an administration of justice graduate in the United States, I have

contributed time to study a proper procedure to conduct an investigation and the

general criminal law, and more over my 18 months human rights experience with

UNBRO and UNTAC have made me well understand Dr. Scott's present

position.

In addition, Mr. Carlin stated that he and I had met only one

time to discuss the case, (this) is simply due to our conflict of working

schedules.

- Samuel Oum, Administration Director, CHARTO.

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