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Moral Bankruptcy of the Arab World

After a recent visit, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer, declared: “Yemen after five months looks like Syria after five years.” – BBC What started as hope for change for the better, hope for a better future, hope for democracy and human rights, soon descended into calculated chaos. None of the countries afflicted by that spark have faired well. None. Heavy handedness in dealing with popular demands, deep mistrust …

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FinFisher and the absence of morals

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Some enterprising netizen took umbrage at the machinations and outright lies of Gamma FinFisher, the Anglo-German privacy-thieving and national-aspiration-crushing software supplier so he hacked their servers and walked away with 40GB of their crown jewels. To put it in perspective, 40GB means that “you could hold approximately: 10,000 High-Quality MP3 Songs -or- 25,000 High-Resolution Digital Photographs -or- 120 Hour-long (43 minute) television shows in high-quality. -or- 700,000 Word Documents between 3 and 5 pages long” [source] …

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The Return of the “Traitor Circles”

This is very troubling:Crackdown on cyber defamation Posted on » Monday, September 10, 2012 THE Interior Ministry is set to crack down on defamation against national and public figures on social media networks, the acting general director for combatting electronic and economic crimes revealed yesterday. He said anyone can report violations with details of the websites and eForums involved to the ministry website. He said the ministry had received complaints by personalities who demanded an …

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Nabeel Rajab

I know Nabeel Rajab personally. I have very high respect for him and his ceaseless work to defend human rights and his activism in that regard. Everything I’ve read about him so far supports my conviction that I have not misread the man. The claims levied against him of violence instigation amongst a plethora of other baseless accusations do not wash. I am fully convinced that he is innocent and he is serving a jail sentence …

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#freesharif – Ebrahim Sharif’s court statement documents political leaders torture and ill treatment

I can’t but stop and contemplate what real leaders go through to ensure that the rest of us stand a chance of a better life in our own countries. These courageous men and women sacrificed and continue to pay for our freedom; yet, they unjustly languish in jails which are closer to hell than being rehabilitation centers. All for speaking their minds. All for believing that it is their human right to express themselves in a …

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