Human Rights

Domino effect continues… who’s after Egypt?

28 Jan, '1130 Comments

With the collapse of dictatorial rule in Tunis and the running demonstrations in Egypt since 25 Jan with Friday the 28th culminating in the biggest series of demonstrations for decades, which other country could follow this popular domino effect? The regular culprits and the most shaky governments seem to be Algeria, Morocco, Jordan and Yemen, […]

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From one extreme…

From one extreme…

17 Jan, '115 Comments

Whenever something gets banned, people will find a way around it. Simple human nature. This is even more so if the entity doing the banning is a government. Tunis – yes, the laundry is being well and truly aired about that oh-so-stable country aplenty now – has not only banned the call to prayer on […]

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Mixed messages

Mixed messages

17 Jan, '1110 Comments

This is on Al-Wasat‘s front page this morning: On the right, the Crown Prince inaugurates the building of a low income community of 444 much needed houses in Malkiya, one of the Bahraini fishing villages. While on the left, a picture of two children of 12 years old sitting on a bench inside the court […]

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An Arab Revolution! WTF!

An Arab Revolution! WTF!

14 Jan, '118 Comments

Bye bye dictator. Good luck to Tunisia and Tunisians over the critical coming few weeks and months. Keep your head, for goodness sake and don’t turn it into a North African Iraq. You have an unbelievable chance to make things better and inculcate popular modern democracy. Don’t fall into the theocracy trap, it won’t do […]

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Torture in plain daylight, and in front of a sitting MP

9 Jan, '117 Comments

While the US Ambassador was assuring us that human rights is very important to the political leadership in this country in an interview released today in Alwasat, it’s ironic that in the very same issue a news article confirms the torture of a citizen in front of a sitting MP! قال رئيس كتلة الوفاق البرلمانية […]

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