Iraqi Writers’ Union calls on government to save lives of creators05/08/2012 16:14
BAGHDAD, Aug. 5 (AKnews) - Iraq’s Writers Union has called on the Iraqi government to intervene to rescue a number of sick Iraqi writers who stay in their beds, adding that they are a cultural and national wealth for the country that cannot be easily replaced.
The union added that writer Fahd al-Asadi had a stroke this morning.
Union spokesman Ibrahim Khayat said: "Asadi was taken to Sheikh Zayed Emergency Hospital and was then transferred to Kanadi Hospital. He lost his ability to speak."
Khayat called on the Iraqi government to intervene to save the lives of a number of Iraqi writers including Muzaffar al-Nuwwab, Zuhair Ahmed Qaisi, Fahd al-Asadi, Mohammed Ali al-Khafaji, Jamil al-Jabbouri, Hamid al-Matbaei, Nazim al-Saoud, Amal Zahawi, Jabbar Sahem al-Sudani, Salman al-Jabbouri.
Khayat demanded establishing a higher council for culture in the country, revealing that "the cultural file is managed by official employees who have nothing to do with culture”.
By Salam Baghdadi