Monday, July 4, 2011

Sting cancels concert in Kazakhstan for abuse of worker rights

The British singer Sting canceled his concert scheduled for today in the Kazakh capital, Astana, after being informed by Amnesty International (AI) on abuse of the rights of oil workers in the Central Asian country. "Hunger strike, prison workers, tens of thousands in strikes represent a virtual picket line that I have no intention to cross," said the legendary singer on his website.

AI said that if Sting had not canceled the show today "would have contradicted all that supported over the last 40 years" as a defender of human rights.  The concert was scheduled for today is part of the tour Symphonicity where the singer has gone through his greatest hits of the last three decades fitted with symphonic arrangements.

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