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February 01, 2011

Crisis in Egypt, Execution Binge in Iran

How is the Egypitan crisis affecting other countries? Jordan's King Abdullah dissolved his government and appointed a new one, charging it with bringing about "effective, tangible and real political reform." The Palestinian Authority is blocking Palestinians from holding protests in solidarity with the Egyptian uprising, while announcing that local elections will be held as soon as possible. In Syria, citizens have called for a day of protest on February 5. And Iran is taking the oppotunity to embark on a binge of executions.

Iriwin Cotler, a Canadian member of Parliament and human rights activist, writes about it in the National Post:

Iran is engaged in a wholesale assault on the rights of its own people, including a state-orchestrated wave of arrests, detentions, beatings, torture, kidnappings, disappearances and executions. Initially, all of this was overlaid with Stalinist show trials and coerced confessions; but now, even that pretense has been discarded.

Read the whole thing here.

Posted by RH at February 1, 2011 09:02 PM

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Maybe the Arab world is getting tired of despots,dictators, and religious zealots dictating their every move.Let's hope it all makes changes for the better eventually

Posted by: Hezakiah at February 2, 2011 12:25 PM

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