Pro-democacry movements continue

Yemeni police killed one democracy activist and wounded scores more today – a day after hundreds of thousands turned out to press President Ali Abdullah Saleh to hand power to his deputy: here.

This video from Canada is called Bahrain Solidarity Rally in Toronto – 19 March 2011.

Bahraini authorities banned an opposition newspaper today in a widening effort to muzzle critical media in the US-allied kingdom: here.

Three female bloggers launch Saudi Leaks, a website to follow corruption in government contracts using publicly available info: here.

4 thoughts on “Pro-democacry movements continue

  1. Regime releases 57 detainees

    OMAN: Authorities have released 57 people arrested in crackdowns against protesting workers demanding better wages, jobs and an end to corruption.

    The announcement is an apparent attempt to ease tensions after clashes with demonstrators demanding that officials free the detainees. One protester died in the unrest on Friday.

    More than 100 people were arrested last week as authorities tried to quell demonstrations pushing for more job opportunities and greater political freedoms in the sultanate, which shares with Iran control of the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the route for 40 per cent of the world’s oil tanker traffic.


  2. Migrant rally for French asylum

    ITALY: Around 100 Tunisian immigrants rallied in the border town of Ventimiglia on Saturday against what they said was France’s refusal to consider their asylum requests.

    The immigrants had been transferred to the town from the island of Lampedusa, where tens of thousands of African migrants are languishing in overcrowded detention camps with inadequate sanitary facilties.

    Some 20,000 Tunisians have arrived in Lampedusa since January’s popular uprising that ousted former president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.


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