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- Kristen Silverberg, former US ambassador to the European Union
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Fri Sep 7 2012
The number of activists detained in the United Arab Emirates since the month Ramadan began on July 20, 2012, reached 57 by August 30, 2012. The most recent string of arrests by the government included a crackdown on six activists, including blogger Abdulaziz Hareb Al-Muhairi. Al-Muhairi was taken into custody after police entered his house without a warrant. In addition to Al-Muhairi, UAE...
Thu May 24 2012
On July 13, 2010, formerly imprisoned Egyptian democracy activist, Saad Eddin Ibrahim, wrote: "A small group of activists in the Middle East have attacked CyberDissidents.org because some of its members are Israeli. I serve as an advisory board member to this marvelous organization and I am saddened by the attacks on it. CyberDissidents.org promotes freedom of...
Fri Oct 21 2011
Iran Muammar Gaddafi’s death sparked hope and happiness among Iranians. Ali Hamedani, Iranian reporter, updated his Facebook status, simply asking: “Who’s next?” Ehsan Norouzi, another journalist said: “After governing for 40 years, he was trampled to death in his own town. God willing, soon Asad [Syria’s president] and Seyed Ali [Khamenei, Iran’s leader] will have the same...