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Blind Poet’s Open Letter to President Asks Justice for Siawash

A blind poet who was a close friend of Yama Siawash has written an open letter to President Ashraf Ghani asking that the results of the probe into Siawash's death be made public.

Siawash was killed in an explosion that targeted a vehicle that he was riding in that belonged to Afghanistan's central bank. Siawash was a former journalist at TOLOnews and was well-known. 

Humayun Azizi, a teacher in a Kabul school for the blind, wrote the letter asking for justice to be served. 

He expressed his pain over losing his friend and called for the Afghan government to act.
He wrote the letter to the president of Afghanistan after becoming aware that a petition is being signed by residents of more than 20 provinces who are also seeking justice for Yama Siawash's case.  

“Dear President, what happened with Yama’s case? Among the thousands of messages and signatures addressed to the United Nations asking for justice for Yama, my letter may be considered small by you and your government. My letter contains the voices of a generation,” he wrote.

Azizi said that he used to share his happy and sad moments with Yama Siawash, but now he does not have his close friend beside him anymore to celebrate happy moments, such as receiving an award that he won in a poetry contest from an Afghan organization in Denmark. 

“I didn’t enjoy receiving the award because my eyes and heart always cry,” he said. 

The central bank vehicle car was targeted by a bomb explosion on November 7 in Kabul, and three of the bank staff, including Yama Siawash, lost their lives.

Blind Poet’s Open Letter to President Asks Justice for Siawash

Azizi expressed his pain over losing his friend and called for the Afghan government to act.

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A blind poet who was a close friend of Yama Siawash has written an open letter to President Ashraf Ghani asking that the results of the probe into Siawash's death be made public.

Siawash was killed in an explosion that targeted a vehicle that he was riding in that belonged to Afghanistan's central bank. Siawash was a former journalist at TOLOnews and was well-known. 

Humayun Azizi, a teacher in a Kabul school for the blind, wrote the letter asking for justice to be served. 

He expressed his pain over losing his friend and called for the Afghan government to act.
He wrote the letter to the president of Afghanistan after becoming aware that a petition is being signed by residents of more than 20 provinces who are also seeking justice for Yama Siawash's case.  

“Dear President, what happened with Yama’s case? Among the thousands of messages and signatures addressed to the United Nations asking for justice for Yama, my letter may be considered small by you and your government. My letter contains the voices of a generation,” he wrote.

Azizi said that he used to share his happy and sad moments with Yama Siawash, but now he does not have his close friend beside him anymore to celebrate happy moments, such as receiving an award that he won in a poetry contest from an Afghan organization in Denmark. 

“I didn’t enjoy receiving the award because my eyes and heart always cry,” he said. 

The central bank vehicle car was targeted by a bomb explosion on November 7 in Kabul, and three of the bank staff, including Yama Siawash, lost their lives.

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