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PEN Center BiH: A Statement of Support, and an Appeal to Writers and Artists Worldwide

Bosnia-Herzegovina Protest Files

This statement was published originally on February 12, on the website for the PEN Center in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The Board of PEN Center in Bosnia-Herzegovina sends its strongest support to the just claims of protesters who in increasing numbers appear in the streets of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s cities. Protest against inefficient and corrupt government, against kleptocracy which for decades has been robbing all its citizens and at the same time playing them off against each other and dividing them into ethnical voting bodies, making them prone to manipulation of all kinds, are completely justified. At the moment a great and irreversible process of change is happening in our country, which should result in dignified life for all our citizens and not just for the estranged political elites who even do not know what is happening to those at the expense of whom they live their luxurious lives.

We appeal to all writers…

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