Friday, December 28, 2007

Benazir Bhutto

I was deeply saddened to learn that Benazir Bhutto has been murdered. I have always admired her for standing up for democracy and people's rights, for being a woman not afraid to speak her mind in a patriarchal culture, and for trying to limit the power of feudal landlords. She was the first woman prime minister of Pakistan. I also thought it was brave of her to return to Pakistan for the current election campaign.

Please sign a petition to demand an investigation into who was responsible for Benazir Bhutto's death, and stop violence in Pakistan. I don't know how much good it will do, but it's a gesture of solidarity with Benazir Bhutto, at least. Of course one should not have to sign a petition to ensure someone's killers are brought to justice, and it is to be hoped that President Musharraf's government will be carrying out an investigation anyway.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Demand Justice After Bhutto's Death:
Tell President Musharraf the world is watching. Urge him to start an investigation into Ms. Bhutto’s death, and do everything in his power to protect the people of Pakistan. Sign this petition now!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/503288150

Yvonne said...

That's the same link that I posted.