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Sting Cancels Concert

July 5, 2011 by Post Team 

Sting Cancels ConcertSting Cancels Concert, Sting has canceled a concert in Kazakhstan with the advice of the executives of the human rights group Amnesty International. The rocker became an activist should be carried out in the capital city of Astana on Monday but has now removed the concert after hearing of a dispute between the heads of an oil company and its workers.

Hundreds of KazMunaiGas Exploration Production employees have allegedly been fired for going on strike to protest wage cuts and Sting has agreed to support them by canceling their concert in the country.

A statement posted on Sting’s Web site says: “Amnesty International is your (Sting) the presence in Astana will be construed as an endorsement of the administration of president and will surely go against everything he has championed, while that support for Amnesty International and the struggle for human rights during the past 40 years. ”

Sting adds, “The hunger strikes, the detained workers and tens of thousands of people on strike is a virtual picket line that I have no intention of crossing. Gas of Kazakhstan and the oil workers and their families need our support and the center of international media attention on their situation with the hope of positive change. “

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