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Bahrain Government Using Fake Twitter Accounts to Track Online Critics

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[This report was originally published by Bahrain Watch on 31 July 2013.] Bahrain Government Using Fake Twitter Accounts to Track Online Critics: Over one hundred accounts targeted and 11 Twitter users jailed for insulting King [Manama] The Bahraini security apparatus has been hunting down activists who conceal their true identity online to avoid reprisal or prosecution for criticizing the Government, according to a new project by activist organization Bahrain ...

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UAE Prisoners Begin Hunger Strike

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[This report was originally published by the Emirates Centre for Human Rights on 2 August 2013.] UAE Prisoners Begin Hunger Strike in Protest at Continued Mistreatment   At least five of the sixty-one prisoners convicted of sedition in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have begun a hunger strike in what they claim is a protest at continued mistreatment by authorities.   The hunger strike, which began on 31 July, is said to be a protest against alleged beatings, ...

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Peace Keeping in Demonstrations and Public Disorder Situations

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[The following statement was recently released by the Egyptian Initiatve for Personal Rights (EIPR)] Peace Keeping in Demonstrations and Public Disorder Situations In every clash between demonstrators and security forces since the January revolution, the security forces involved in the violence, whether they were police or army, justified the killing and injuring of demonstrators with excuses such as: that the demonstrators were the ones who started the violence, that the ...

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مصريون يدعون لإجراءات محددة لوقف نزيف الدم

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طالب مجموعة من المواطنين المصريين اليوم في بيان أرسلوه للحكومة المؤقتة وجماعة الإخوان المسلمين بوقف إراقة الدماء عن طريق إجراءات محددة وعاجلة تكفل مواجهة الإرهاب مع عدم التعدي على الحقوق السياسية وضمان حق الاعتصام السلمي. وطالب الموقعون وهم مهنيون وكتاب وصحفيون وأساتذة جامعات وفنانون وعاملون في منظمات مدنية وطلاب بوقف التدهور المستمر في الأوضاع الأمنية والسياسية ونددوا بتحول العنف وإراقة الدماء إلى وسيلة وحيدة لممارسة الصراع السياسي. وحمل البيان قادة الدولة وأجهزتها ...

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Statement by Egyptian Rights Groups Calling for Dismissal of Interior Minister and Cessation of Violence by Muslim Brotherhood

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[The following statement was issued by the below signatories and published by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies on 29 July 2013.] Rights Groups Demand Dismissal of Interior Minister, Call on Muslim Brotherhood to Refrain from Violence and Turn Over Those Responsible The undersigned organizations are severely alarmed by the massacre that took place on the Nasr Road in Cairo at dawn on Saturday, July 27, after police forces attacked demonstrators ...

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Human Rights Watch: Many Egyptian Protesters Shot in Head or Chest

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[The following report was issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on 28 July 2013] Egypt: Many Protesters Shot in Head or Chest Risk of Further Killings as Security Officials Threaten to Forcibly Break up Sit-Ins (London) – Many of the at least 74 pro-Morsy protesters killed in clashes with Egypt’s riot police and plain clothed men who stood alongside were shot in the head or chest. They were killed on July 27 over a period of several hours during ...

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We Are Taksim Solidarity, We Are Here

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[The following statement was issued by Taksim Dayanışması (Taksim  Solidarity) on 19 July 2013. Taksim Solidarity is a coalition constituted by approximately eighty organizations including civil society groups, professional associations, political parties, and platforms. The statement has been lightly edited for stylistic purposes.] We are Taksim Solidarity, here to follow up on our demands. Taksim Solidarity is not an illegal organization but the pride of ...

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Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat Discusses Resumption of Peace Talks on Al Jazeera's 'The Stream'

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Peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are scheduled to resume this week in Washington. Secretary of State John Kerry is credited with breaking the lull since the last talks broke down over Israel's refusal to halt settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank. Kerry, who traveled to the region six times since becoming secretary of state, has been deliberately opaque about the details of the resumed talks–leaving much open to question. Although the ...

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إسقاط الإخوان لتعميق الثورة لا لتدعيم النظام.. لن نفوّض

رغم جرائم الإخوان المسلمين ضد الأهالي والأقباط، وكل الجرائم التي ارتكبوها دفاعاً عن كرسي الحكم بإسم الدين، لن نفوض السيسي في أي شئ! لن ننزل الشوارع يوم الجمعة لنعطي شيكاً على بياض لارتكاب المذابح. إن كان لدى السيسي ما يفعله في إطار القانون، فلِمَ يطلب من الناس الاصطفاف في الشوارع؟! ما يطلبه السيسي هو استفتاء شعبي على تنصيب قيصر جديد لا يردعه قانون. نعم أذاق الإخوان الجماهير الشعبية الويل أثناء فترة حكمهم، واليوم تعود العمليات الإرهابية في سيناء والعريش وهجمات ضد الأهالي في ...

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Human Rights Watch: Arrests of Syrians in Egypt Raise Deportation Fears

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[The following report was issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on 25 July 2013] Egypt: Arrests of Syrians Raise Deportation Fears  (New York) – Egyptian authorities should stop arbitrarily detaining Syrians and threatening to summarily deport them. The authorities should release the Syrian detainees unless they are promptly charged with a valid offense, and not deport Syrians with visas or asylum seekers without their claims being impartially reviewed. On July 19 and ...

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'Combating Terrorism' Does Not Justify an Extralegal Mandate

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[The following statement was issued by the below signatories and published by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies on 25 July 2013.] "Combating Terrorism" Does Not Justify an Extralegal Mandate The undersigned rights organizations express their grave concern over the statement made by the Minister of Defense, on behalf of both the armed forces and the police, calling on the Egyptian people to grant him a mandate to “combat terrorism.” The most prominent ...

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Press Release: Governor Brown Should Not Use the Holocaust to Hide Racism

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[The following press release was released by The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) on 21 July, 2013.] Governor Brown Should Not Use the Holocaust to Hide Racism: Jews Decry Brown’s visit to Dachau While at Home He Condones Racism. As California prisoners’ massive hunger strike against long-term solitary confinement, group punishment, and other policies of the CDCR (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation) enters its second week, Governor ...

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The Condition of Egyptian Workers: One Year After the Brotherhood’s Rule

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[The following report was released by the Center for Trade Union and Worker Services (CTUWS) on 22 July 2013.] The Condition of Egyptian Workers: One Year After the Brotherhood’s Rule, One Year of Trade Union Freedom Violations during Morsi’s Regime Introduction One year has passed since Mohamed Morsi accede the presidency of the republic while Egyptian workers are still awaiting the fulfillment of his promises to realize social justice. All what the workers get from the ...

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Announcing the Second Issue of Bta'arof Magazine: An Iranian Cultural Arts Publication

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The theme of B|taʼarofʼs second issue is The Body and provides a wide range of artistic and intellectual expressions on the topic. Contributions come from an array of highly regarded and emerging artists, academics, and writers. A sample of content includes: Interviews with Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, Dariush Dolat-Shahi, and Lloyd Miller. Translations from an archival interview with Iranian intellectual, Ahmad Fardid. Blind contour drawings by Tara Najd ...

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Down the Tubes: The 2013 Hunger Strike at Guantanamo Bay

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[The following reports was issued by Reprieve in July 2013.] Down the Tubes: The 2013 Hunger Strike at Guantanamo Bay Executive Summary Guantánamo Bay detainees have been on hunger strike since February this year, in protest against their ongoing detention without charge or trial. Despite President Obama’s description of the prison as “a symbol around the world for an America that fl outs the rule of law,” he has repeatedly failed to take the ...

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"Tamtheel: Restoring Popular Sovereignty" Initiative Launches

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Under the banner Tamtheel: Restoring Popular Sovereignty, youth and popular associations met in El Bireh municipality to launch an initiative that calls for returning the supreme legislative body of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) to the Palestinian people and towards rebuilding the national liberation movement through a democratic and inclusive Palestinian National Council (PNC). Coordinated by Muwatin: The Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy and ...

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Job Posting: Visualizing Palestine Seeks Full-Time Researcher

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Visualizing Palestine (VP) is looking to hire a researcher to join our team full-time in Beirut. VP's new researcher will, among other things, carry out exploratory research into topics, including gathering published reports and summarising key information; undertake focused research into specific questions, including data aggregation and analysis; and collate, analyse, plot and map data to understand and explain a topic. The candidate is expected to have direct experience ...

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Call for Papers -- International Conference: The PKK, Kurdish Nationalism, and the Future of Turkey (7 November, Alexandria)

International Conference: The PKK, Kurdish Nationalism and the Future of Turkey Thursday, 7 November 2013 Virginia Tech National Capital Region 1021 Prince Street Alexandria, VA 22314 Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, 19 August 2013.  Organized and Sponsored by School of Public & International Affairs, Virginia Tech, National Capital Region. Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies Chair (Indiana ...

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Conference: Self-Critique Two Decades After Oslo (5-6 October, London)

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Self-Critique Two Decades After Oslo 9th Annual Conference SOAS Palestine Society and hosted by London Middle East Institute and the Centre for Palestine Studies (SOAS) 5-6 October 2013 (9-5:30 PM; 10-6 PM) Brunei Lecture Theater, SOAS, London   On 5-6 October 2013, the Palestine Society at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London will hold its ninth annual conference, Self-Critique Two Decades After Oslo. Twenty years after the ...

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Press Release and Open Letter: Nobel Laureates Condemn Turkish Government’s Treatment of Protesters and Doctors

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[The following press release was issued by several organization (listed below) in relation to a letter Nobel Laureates condeming the Turkish government's treatment of protesters and doctors. The letter is reproduced below the press release.] Press Release: Nobel Laureates Condemn Turkish Government’s Treatment of Protesters and Doctors  New York City, July 18 - Several world-renown scientists have expressed their concerns over the excessive use of tear gas and police ...

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