Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sayed Pervez Kambaksh

Today's Independent highlights the plight of Sayed Pervez Kambaksh who has been accused of 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. It appears that Mr Kambaksh then lobbied his fellow students and his lecturers in an attempt to provoke a debate on the matter. However a complaint was made against him and he was then arrested, tried by religious judges without being allowed legal representation and sentenced to death.

To help try and save Mr Kambaksh from execution please add your name to the Independent's e-petition by clicking here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why do we send soldiers to a country, that behaves like Taliban?

We have no reason to support Afghanistan anymore, if this judgement is not changed!

Sad for the people of Afghanistan, but what can we do, if you want to live a life in fear of saying what you beleive in and fear of distributing information, that some crazy clerk to not like?

Daniel Broens, Denmark