Protest Songs Berlin Sees Eurovision as Forum for Civil Rights

The Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan this year should be used as a forum for promoting civil rights in that country, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said on Wednesday. The same should apply to Ukraine, which will co-host the European football championship and is under fire for jailing Yulia Tymoshenko, the former prime minister, he added.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle: "We should use these events to create a critical public forum."

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle: "We should use these events to create a critical public forum."

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cro -- with wire reports