- Media, All Concerned Citizens
We are outraged at the assassination of Hrant Dink. Although our period of mourning and grievance for this great man has long passed, the wicked machine of intolerance, ignorance, and violence is still alive in Turkey, preventing progress on rights for Turkey’s minorities, and the resolution of the Armenian case.
This Turkish machine of denial has influence worldwide, as it is a 93 year old tried-and-tested promise to the rest of the world that Genocide can go unrecognized and unpunished on earth.
It is proof to other genocidal states that they need not be concerned with justice and the consequences of the genocide they are contemplating - because even a world that is well informed of its occurrence has not yet condemned the act.
We believe that it is simply unacceptable for anyone to remain unaware of Hrant Dink, and the great machine that assassinated him outside his office on January 19, 2007.
We will continue to demand for justice, until the shockwave of our cries penetrates the censorship of the Turkish state.
We expect the people of Turkey to recognize the evil among them. We expect them to demand to be able to speak out against their own government, without being accused of committing a criminal offence.
WE BELIEVE THAT JOURNALISTS SHOULD NOT DIE FOR THEIR FREEDOM OF SPEECH
WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, ARE HRANT DINK.
The We are Hrant Dink petition to Media, All Concerned Citizens was written by Liz Balian and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.