Thursday, 31 January 2008

The Gravy Train is Long and Crowded

The gravy train is long and crowded.

Which is perhaps the real reason why fashion icon and Afghanistan president, Hamid Karzai is seeking the death penalty for local journalist, Sayed Pervez Kambaksh.

Kambaksh has been sentenced to death for "...blasphemy after he downloaded a report from a Farsi website which stated that Muslim fundamentalists who claimed the Koran justified the oppression of women had misrepresented the views of the prophet Mohamed."

But another reason is that he wrote articles outlining the endemic corruption of Afghanistan's political, religious and economic elite.

You can sign an online petition here.

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