Demanding change in the Middle East and North Africa

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March 21, 2011

Demanding change in the Middle East and North Africa

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As mass anti-govermment protests flare across several countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Amnesty International is urging all state authorities in the region to respect human rights, including the rights of those now demanding change.

Let us discuss some burning issues here. Please share your thoughts with us. It would be great if you could promote this discussion forum  among your friends, colleagues and networks. 

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March 25, 2011

Bahrain: Ensure that excessive force is not again used against protesters

 

 Ensure that excessive force is not again used against protesters

Protesters must have the right to organize protests and demonstrate free from intimidation, violence, and the threat of detention and prosecution. Guarantee and uphold the right to peaceful protest and afford protection to peaceful protesters from excessive force by police or violence by others in Bahrain.

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September 19, 2011

america is just a bully country and the Israel helpful friend i don't trust usa

September 15, 2011

I personally think all the problems like this exist because of the American corporations.
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March 23, 2011

What is your opinion about the events unfolding in Yemen?

At least 40 people were killed and more than 200 wounded in the incident, which took place following Friday prayers as protesters gathered near Sana’a University. 

At least 80 people have been killed in protests since February 2011

Protesters were reportedly chanting anti-government slogans at a protest camp near Sana’a University when at around 1.30pm local time, armed men in plain clothes, believed to be members of the security forces, started shooting live rounds from the top of nearby buildings.

Members of the security forces also shot at protesters at street level around the same time. 

An eyewitness told Amnesty International that “the shooting started from different buildings around the same time and continued for more than 30 minutes.”

Another eyewitness said that most of those killed were shot in the head, chest or neck, many of them dying at the scene.

At least 30 of those injured are said to be in a critical state. So far at least 80 people have been killed in protests in Yemen since February 2011.

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October 22, 2011

What is the need of Killing more people than you can protect, we demand for change immediately and let peace be a mode of coming to a conclusion. Let It not end like that of Libya, its a shame.

October 14, 2011

Just as any other Arab country that experienced, and still encounters, the deep, mass, revolutionary change (The Arab Spring), I support the peaceful revolution in Yemen, the poorest Arab country that suffered from deadly civil wars, poverty, ignorance, totalitarianism, and corruption. (thanks to Ali Abdullah Saleh Regime). I sympathize with my brothers in Yemen who seek a positive change for a better future. They are taking the action of change ALONE with no help from anyone. In fact, they face an unreasonable suppression from from their corrupt, illegitimate regime, which, instead of suffer from isolation and international sanctions, receives a ridiculus support from the neighboring countries. Please, Yemen needs our help to save it from the killing machine, Ali Saleh-and sons, illegal government.

October 12, 2011

This Is truly showing a remarkable progress in middle eastern thoughts and a step forward towards Liberty. It truly Is a shame that the Yemeni government Is engaging in violence, We truly need to show our solidarity towards them and hope for a democratic regime to unfold. I Truly believe that these occurring changes show the Mind frame of Muslim societies and how by turning to altruism, respect and liberty , The Muslim world Is moving towards pluralism. It must be our obligation to invest , through donations, on education that is counter to the anti-human rights dogma being taught through religion. I believe that the only way to do so Is through religion. There needs to be an ideological shift and a more altruistic education of Islam. This will create the barriers that have been created and change the common Mentality of an "Us vs Them". The enemy here is not religion, on the contrary People need to be taught differently through religion and concepts of Liberty. The enemy to human rights Is the way religion is taught and an over empowerment of the Totalitarian "jihadi" Movements, That are in response to human rights abuses brought fourth on Muslims. This is the recipe for change, Bigotry on the other hand only makes things worst.
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March 23, 2011

Libya Crisis: What are your views?

The deadly crackdown by the Libyan government has developed new crisis. On 17th March 2011 the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1973 with 10 votes in favour and five abstentions that authorizes member states to take all necessary measures short of a foreign occupation force to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack in Libya. On 19th March 2011, the Coalition forces first attacked Libya which is still going on.

All parties to the conflict must make the protection of civilians their top priority  © Demotix

 

Several individuals, governments and regional bodies criticized this air attack. What are your views on the events in Libya? Is it right? How can the human rights of Libyans be ensured? Please share here with our activists.

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October 17, 2011

Why the United Nation and NATO helped and supported the uprising in Libya, while it did not do the same with the revolution in Bahrain and Yemen?!?! I praise my brothers in Libya who succeeded in their rebellion against Qaddafi regime, and I wish all the best for my brothers in the other Arab areas (Yemen) (Syria) (Bahrain).

October 17, 2011

إنني أحيي الأشقاء في ليبيا الحبيبة على ثورتهم المجيدة، التي انتصروا فيها على نظام جثم في صدورهم قرابة الاثنتين وأربعين عاما. إنني فعلا منبهر بما قدموه من جهود جبارة في ثورتهم. لقد كنت من المؤيدين للقذافي لظني أنه كان فعلا قائدا شعبيا يحب الشعوب، ولكنه اتضح انه لم يكن الا كغيره من الحكام العرب، ظالما طاغيا قد نهب ثروات البلاد لأجل مغامراته السلطوية. ولكن اخشى ما أخشاه على ليبيا الحبيبة هم الإسلامويون السلفيون الذين يريدون القفز للسلطة، من امثال الصلابي وبلحاج وغيرهم. اتحدوا سوية، وانسوا أحقاد الماضي، من أجل بناء دولة مدنية حديثة.

October 16, 2011

الاحداث فى ليبيا دخلت منعطف خطير حتى الماطن فى ليبيا لم يعد يعرف ماذا يفعل لم يعد يملك الا الترقب والحدر تأترت البلاد كثيراً من ناحية النقص فى السلع والمواد الغدائية والادوية ونقص فى المياه الصالحة للشرب وانقطاع الكهرباء وحالة الهلع والخوف والفزع التى أحاطة باكثر الناس فى المناطق التى جرت فيها الاحداث وارتفاع عدد القتلى والجرحى من كلا الطرفين وعدد الاسرى والمفقودين . هذه الاحداث سوف تلقى بسوئها حتى بعد انقضاء الازمة وتحتاج البلاد ألى مجهودات كبيرة لكى تعود ألى ماهو أفضل. يجب علينا أن نتحد من أجل معرفة مصير الاسرى والمعتقلين ومعرفة مصير المفقودين والتنقيب على المقابر الجماعية التى اكتشفت وهى كثيرة ويجب متا بعة حقوق الاسرى الدين تم القبض عليهم من أعوان القدافى وضمان حقوقهم بمحاكمة عادلة .. وترسيخ دولة القانون فى ليبيا الجديدة

September 19, 2011

who would pay for the citizen who had killed on the NATO's hand

September 11, 2011

Air attack it is not something targeting civilians,instead against the butcher dictator.It is for good consequences for the rights of Libya people.

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