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January 22, 2007

Trust Fund Set Up To Aid Political Cartoonist’s Family As He’s Mourned

The Afghan community of Hamilton, Ontario has established a fund along with other avenues of support for the family of the late Said Shiraga Rahimi, who had recently moved his large family to Canada because of pressure received by his cartoons in Afghanistan and Azerbaijan. Rahimi died a week ago during a late-night delivery run for a job he was holding while training to become a forensic artist. He was buried Sunday. The 35-year-old artist, who was in the midst of putting together an exhibition of his work, was the sole breadwinner for his nine-person family.

Donations are being coordinated by Ibrahim Jame Mosque, 778 King Street East, Hamilton, ON L8M 1A6; 905-527-2392. They've set up an account number, 1026339535, at the Barton Street East TD Canada Trust branch, to which donations can be made directly.
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