Tuesday, February 19, 2013

News at Eleven (Back Page): The signatories are mostly

national and international award winners including Austrian Nobel laureate, Elfriede Jelinek, French novelist Nancy Louise Huston, Wikileaks former spokesperson, Birgitta Jonsdottir, Beyond Margins Award winner, Amiri Baraka of USA, New Zeeland national Poet, Vincent O'Sullivan and President of International Poetry Festival, Gaston Bellemare.

The letter published on February 07, 2013 reads, "As recently as Thursday, January 10, 2013, more than one hundred Hazara were killed in an organised terrorist attack on the city of Quetta, Pakistan. In the past few years, more than a thousand Hazaras were killed in similar attacks in Pakistan."

from Kabul Press: World Leaders Asked to Stop Atrocities Against Hazaras
then Hazara People's Rights: An open letter from World-wide Poets addressed to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso, and President of the United States, Barack Obama.


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