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Egypt-Inspired Protests Across Middle East Meet Violent Clampdown | Human Rights Watch via Common Dreams

Governments in the Arab world have violently dispersed demonstrations apparently inspired by or in solidarity with Egypt’s democracy protesters and have detained some of the organizers, Human Rights Watch said today.

The security forces’ clampdown is part and parcel of regular prohibitions on public gatherings in Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, the West Bank, and Yemen. These governments curtail free expression and assembly despite the fact that almost all of the region’s countries have signed international agreements protecting both rights, Human Rights Watch said.

Read more of this story here: HRW: Egypt-Inspired Protests Across Middle East Meet Violent Clampdown | Common Dreams.

One comment

  1. These people need unions!!
    I pray that justice will prevail, and people throughout the Earth will soon live in peace. If only people would examine their lives and consider what is really important — it isn’t the price of gas! — or quarterly profits! –, peace would be possible. Countries should not be ruled by plutocrats, oligarchs, monarchs, but by democracy with love and concern for everyone. All of us are God’s children.

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