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From the Guardian.
“How long have you been waiting to vote?” I asked. “Forty...– BBC quote from those queuing outside a polling stations in the hot sun for hours. Tunis, Tunisia on Thursday 27/10/11.
Khaled Saeed's murderers brought to justice
Khaled Saeed 28, was a blogger in Egypt, he was beaten to death for what he wrote on the 6th of June, 2010. Multiple witnesses testify to him being approached by two police detectives, being arrested and then beaten to death in the doorway of the cafe. Two doctors who were at the scene reportedly tried to revive him, however they were prevented by the police. According to two government autopsies...
Gaddafi tortured, then shot. Good start..
A tortured, sodomized, humiliated dictator/tribal leader, killed in cold blood in Libya a country quickly reverting to its previous tribal system with the breakdown of law and order; what a good start to a proposed liberal democracy? “These guys are destroying our revolution; our reputation is being damaged across the world because of the actions of a few people....
Tunisia, first free election of the Arab Spring
Photo from Stjepanovic Danko/Rex Features In Tunisia last night, the moderate Islamic party, Ennahda has won Sundays elections. This is the first free poll of the Arab Spring, organised under the proportional representation system. President Obama praised Tunisia saying it was, “an important step forward.” Over a 100 parties, contested in the poll, which was expected to have the...