Azerbaijan International

Autumn 2003 (11.3)

Committed - Broken Bodies, Broken Spirits

"A wounded soul may hurt as much as a wounded body."

Sergio de Mello - Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq who was killed in Baghdad on August 19, 2003, when a bomb-laden cement truck exploded beneath the window of his office in the Canal Hotel. As he lay dying under the rubble of the blast, his last words were said to be: "Make sure we don't leave Iraq alone". He visited Azerbaijan in 1995 in his position as Deputy Commissioner of UNHCR to assess the refugee crisis brought on by the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh.

From Azerbaijan International (11.3) Autumn 2003.

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