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"Stop blaming God"

All forms of human rights violations and injustices are closely linked, says author, filmmaker and activist, Abdellah Taia. Last week he shared his experiences during the Oslo Freedom Forum conference.

Monday to Wednesday last week, the Oslo Freedom Forum took place in Oslo. Behind the conference, which is being held for the seventh time this year, stands the American organization Human Rights Foundation. The organization was founded by Norwegian-Venezuelan Thor Halvorssen in 2005. Among the speakers at this year's conference were the Moroccan writer and filmmaker Abdellah Taia, the first artist to openly advocate as a gay in Morocco, where homosexuality is currently prohibited by law. “I grew up in a country where homosexuality does not exist. I had no choice but to accept existence as non-existent, ”says Abdellah Taia to a packed hall in Oslo New Theater.
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Carima Tirillsdottir Heinesen
Former journalist for MODERN TIMES.

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