Today is annually a happy day to me, but also a very sad one this year. I just learnt that Toni Kassim has passed on :(
This saddens me beyond words, I had no idea she was that unwell :(
I’m on the road for now and can’t write a proper eulogy, which also pains me :( But Toni was one of the warmest people I knew, so full of love and care for the world around her.
I feel so much lonelier now that she is no longer with us.
I remember how during one Suaram annual dinner, she, Eli and Jerry performed a really touching song – ironically dedicated to human rights defenders who have passed on. It looks like Jerry has just put together a video on it, and I really hope you’ll take the time to have a look:
I don’t think any words will do after that. Toni, you’ll be truly missed. Al-Fatihah.