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Amnesty International urges Rihanna, Shakira to call off shows

Amnesty International leaders have urged Rihanna and Shakira to rethink their plans to perform in Azerbaijan later this month out of respect for the journalists and activists recently arrested there.

Representatives of the human rights group have written letters to the stars sharing information about recent violence, protests and violations in Azerbaijan ahead of the singers' upcoming shows in Baku.

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The letter, obtained by Reuters, 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 is scheduled to perform in Baku on Saturday, while pregnant Shakira is set for back-to-back dates in the city next week.

Oct 6, 2012 1:42PM
What that f $%#k is Amnesty International for tell to the Artists where performer  ?  Another "Ghost Organization " want rule the word ?  we lost our freedom more and more in this "Democratic" christian culture", we need ask permition for anything in our lives plus pay taxes, Suck !
Oct 6, 2012 11:40AM
brown's beat up girlfriend dose'nt respect anyone..hell she has no respect for herself...
Oct 6, 2012 11:12AM
Thank god they are not going to Isreal to perform........that would send a clear message to the world ,that these two perfomers support Jewish Apartheid against Palestinians..............
Oct 6, 2012 10:15AM
I wouldn t  bet on these two if I were you
Oct 6, 2012 9:45AM
People should learn to live for themselves and stop trying to live vicariously through entertainers.  None of you here know Chris and Rihanna personally, nor do you care one way or another what they do.  It is none of your business what Chris and Rihanna do with or without each other.  Nor do any of you give a damn about Rihanna so stop your petty snarky remarks and go out and get some air or something.  Stop hating on these people.  They don't care one iota about you.
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