Letter: Kurds fight back

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The Independent Culture
Sir: The use of your front cover photograph of 17 February, showing a young Kurdish protester ablaze in London, was possibly the most amoral piece of photojournalism I have ever seen.

The photographer was clearly close to the girl. Only the most inhuman and callous among us could stop and take pictures rather than join those who instinctively rushed to help quell those flames. Your paper is condoning and encouraging such behaviour by accepting and printing this photograph. The life of a15-year-old girl has to be worth more than an award-winning photo or front cover.

JANET LENG

York

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