Thursday, May 22, 2008

clearly, this is what we are fighting for

Such sickening, absurd brutality:
A court in Kabul today adjourned its verdict in the appeal against the death sentence of journalist Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh of Jahan-e Naw (The New World). The 24-year-old was sentenced to death for blasphemy by the first chamber of the Mazar-i-Sharif court in northern Afghanistan on 22 January 2008... Kambakhsh's summary trial in Mazar-i-Sharif was held behind closed doors and without a defence lawyer. He has been imprisoned since 27 July 2007 and is currently being held in the Pul-e-Sharkhi jail in the east of the capital.

Reporters Without Borders has a petition you can sign online to help save Sayed's life. The British periodical The Independent has launched an additional petition drive . You can sign it even if you aren't British.

Naturally, the U.S. government has nothing to say...

1 comment:

Renegade Eye said...

I've been following this quite awhile. It needs publicity now, more than ever.