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Saturday, June 18, 2005
Save Mukhtaran Bibi
Tom Watson has posted an excellent follow up piece on Mukhtaran Bibi, the Pakistani Women's Rights symbol who is being harrassed and detained by the Pakistani government when she was invited to come to the US to speak on Women's Rights issues. Read the other posts on this topic at his blog. Good work!
Since Wednesday, more than 80 bloggers – bigshots and small fry alike – have posted articles on Mukhtar Mai’s plight. Many have written to Congress, the Administration, and to the Pakistani embassy in Washington. Amnesty International got involved. CNN did a piece. The State Department protested to the Pakistani government. The travel restrictions were lifted – or so it seemed for a few hours; later, we learned that her passport had been taken.

Word continues to spread, amazing proof that committed people sitting behind keyboards all over the world can actually make a major difference. We need to do more. We need to create a louder, more intrusive, more annoying racket. We need the President and Secretary of State to speak. So please join the cause. Every blog helps. It really does.

Read Tom's post and send some e-mail. Get out there and yell a little - it's working!!!
posted by Broadsheet @ 9:29 AM  
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