The Nation Pakistan
Oct 7 2012
Rihanna, Shakira urged to axe concerts
October 07, 2012
RIHANNA and Shakira have been urged by bosses at Amnesty International
to postpone upcoming shows in Azerbaijan.
The two pop singers have gigs scheduled in Baku, the capital of the
country, which straddles Western Asia and Eastern Europe. Leaders of
Amnesty have sent both Rihanna and Shakira letters, asking them to
delay their shows out of respect to the activists and journalists who
were recently arrested in the country, reports WENN.
The letter reads: `Both singers should be aware of the situation in
the country. Amnesty International believes that the Azerbaijani
government should afford all artists, journalists, activists and
ordinary citizens the right to express themselves freely without fear
of reprisal. We hope that you share our belief.’
Rihanna was scheduled to perform in the country on October 6 and
Shakira was set for two dates next week, have yet to publicly respond.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress