The deafening silence on a good man’s death

The “international community” showed no grief about the assassination of Rafiq Tagi. An unknown coward stabbed him in the back, then ran away. He “was very nervous and did not say a word,” Tagi said before his injuries overwhelmed him. Index on Censorship tried to sound an alarm. But as Tagi’s murderer was in all likelihood a supporter of religious rather than political tyranny, the death of the 61-year-old Azerbaijani journalist and literary critic passed almost without comment.

As the Arab Spring turns to winter, more should take notice.
Carry on reading

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s