March 8, 2014

When Corpses Rule the Arab World

Rami Khouri, The Daily Star

The Associated Press

Is there no limit to the assault on the basic rights and humanity of Arab citizens? The latest insult to common human decency and the struggle of hundreds of millions of Arabs for democratic and accountable governance comes from Algeria, where President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced earlier this week that he would run for his fourth consecutive term as president. Not surprisingly, in central Algiers security forces arrested Thursday 40 people who were demonstrating in protest against Bouteflika’s announcement. A similar small protest last week met the safe fate at the hands of the security services.

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TAGGED: Algeria, Arab Spring