Daraj joins the voices of the Egyptian human rights organizations that have a issued a statement condemning the referral of Zaki to the emergency court, while affirming its commitment to defending public freedoms in Egypt and other countries in the region where many of the authorities have targeted social and political activists.
Diana Semaan- Amnesty International Syria Researcher
If the international community, and particularly Russia, does not intervene to pressure Syrian authorities to end the siege the residents of Daraa have little hope of an end to their suffering in sight.
Many Jordanians remain very traditional and chastise anyone who tries to break the prevailing tribal and moral codes. Especially when such an attempt is made by a woman, as national basketball star Rubi Habash just learnt.
The image of Kabul airport offers us a great lesson. The image of people trembling in fear, ready to hang onto a plane is the image of America. America claimed the occupation was all about values, yet now it has sold the Afghans to the Taliban.
President Michel Aoun expressed his deepest sorrows in his comments on the Akkar massacre, as did his son-in-law Gebran Bassil. But will they also express regrets that it is their representatives protecting Akkar’s smugglers? And will they agree to lifting immunity if necessary?
The upcoming, and long-awaited, legislative elections are hardly a door to democracy, but rather a formality that is part of Doha’s efforts to improve its image in the lead up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Created by an Israeli firm, approved by the Israeli Knesset and sold under supervision of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, Pegasus software helped suppress freedom of expression and allowed for sexual blackmail of journalists and activists alike. How does that sound for “the only democracy in the Middle East?”
Sheikh Yacoub entered the Cairo Tora Court complex as a witness and was about to leave as either a terrorist or a traitor to his fans. He chose the latter. “I don’t know anything about Salafism,” he said.