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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Call to end Hazara killings

our correspondent
Monday, November 14, 2011

LONDON: International Imam Hussain Council (IIHC) organised Hazara conference at Al-Khoei Foundation to reflect on the plight of Hazara tribe and their future in the context of their right to religious freedom, citizenship and more importantly life without fear.

People came in hundreds from across Europe to take part in the conference. Audience constituted of prominent politicians, philanthropists, human rights campaigners, and notables from the Hazara tribe. The speakers at the conference voiced concerns over the “massacre of peace loving Hazaras”. They expressed concern over the denial of fundamental rights to be able to live without fear.

The conference was addressed by Lord Avebury, veteran human rights activist, Rubab Mehdi Rizvi, chairperson, International Imam Hussain Council, Yousif Al-Khoei, Haji Marzooq Ali, Hazara leader, Liaquat Ali Hazara, human rights activist, Dr Ali Alawi, Professor Harvard University, Murtaza Poya of Amnesty International and Azizullah Royesh, human rights activist.

The panelists included Sadiq Noyan, information secretary of Hazara Organisation UK, Hafiz Khurram, Hazara Progressive Alliance, Mokhtar Ali, secretary general of Afghani Community of Milton Keynes and Ali Hakimi, Hazara Progressive Alliances. Lord Avebury condemned the killing of Hazaras and urged the international community to take notice of the issue.

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