Ask Sting to Donate Profits from Uzbekistan’s Brutal Dictator
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Ask Sting to Donate Profits from Uzbekistan’s Brutal Dictator

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Sting -- a musician known for being a prominent human rights supporter and activist -- recently performed in Uzbekistan for Gulnara Karimov, the daughter of Islam Karimov, the brutal ruler of Uzbekistan.

The dictator has been accused of massacring hundreds of people attending a peaceful protest and Uzbekistan has been profiting from the ongoing use of forced child labor in the country’s cotton industry.

Sting said he is “well aware of the Uzbek president's appalling reputation in the field of human rights as well as the environment.” And that he “made the decision to play there in spite of that."

Sting made $2 million for this performance. Sign this petition and ask him to give that money to human right’s organizations working in Uzbekistan. Sting is known for his values and he needs to stand by them once again

Photo: David Shankbone

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    Reasons for signing

    • Alice McGough MASHPEE, MA
      • almost 3 years ago

      VERY IMPORTANT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE SIGN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jacob Parson CUMMING, GA
      • almost 3 years ago

      apparently sting is a hypocritical d-bag

      • almost 3 years ago

      Wow, 2 million evil dollars. Rich dictators hire famous musician for a party while their country suffers. If not for your God given gifts, who knows where you would be. Hope you haven't lost touch with the harsh reality of the world and what you could do to change it.

    • Paula Shevick VALPARAISO, IN
      • about 3 years ago

      What a beautiful world we'd have if more money were spent on literacy. Giving children's mind the chance to grow could make the whole world bloom.

    • Donald Peppers LAS VEGAS, NV
      • about 3 years ago

      Hi Sting, I am a fan of your music. I know this is ongoing for many months, however, I think you need to make a stand. I understand that $2,000,000 is a lot of money. Most of your fans will not see that in their lifetime. However, if you want to keep your fans, you need to make a stand.

      You come from a simple background in Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, England. May I ask if you have visited the town of your birth lately? Or have you risen above such places as this?

      Please make a stand about this deplorable act. Supporting forced child labor even second hand through this dictator's daughter is nothing to be proud of.


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