“The murder of poets and writers was the beginning of murder of a universal freedom of a whole people […] Freedom begins and ends every time that a writer is murdered […] – the defender of the right and just is annihilated, since it is the most articulate voice of society, every time that fear overcomes dissent, every time that the voice that sounds different is seen as a threat. The writer is the most threatening person for dictatorships and dictators. Democratic society and its institutions must see their perfect reflection in the acts of writers and in the writers themselves.
[…] the effort to remain human never ends. It takes meaning from political systems, from circumstances, from the goals that it has, from the standards of freedom and morality that the individual seeks for him, for the society and his country. Let the memory of martyr intellectuals, poets and writers encourage us and for such a goal!
May their memory and deeds be immortal!” SOURCE