Kim Ghattas could not have chosen a more optimal timing to unveil her latest work, entitled “Black Wave, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and The Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, And Collective Memory In The Middle East”
Diana Semaan- Amnesty International Syria Researcher
As I have been watching events unfurl in Lebanon I can’t help but ask myself: Is the use of excessive force and arbitrary detention by security forces in Lebanon against protesters eerily reminiscent of the conduct of security forces in Syria?
It is no doubt painful that your friend should wish you were burnt alive. But such an angry comment is only a detail when it comes to years of incomparable hatred and menace against us, the Shia who oppose the “Big Brother.”
This report documents the cases of mentally challenged Syrian girls who have been forced to have hysterectomy, for fear of pregnancy due to rape, or to avoid the troubles and pains of menstruation, which the girls are unable to deal with.
On October 10th, Iranian women scored a historical victory over the religious authorities. Finally, after a long struggle, they were able to get permission, by means of an official decree, to be admitted into sports stadiums.
In Sumar, a town located about 30 kilometers north of Diwaniyah city in the region of al-Furat al-Awsat in Iraq, lives Halimah al-Sawady who found herself beset by challenges triggered by climate change…