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Middle East grasps for democracy despite ‘Arab Spring’ setbacks

Despite stalled Arab Spring, Muslim nations grasp for democracy (via The Christian Science Monitor) Copyright ImageClick to View Roads in Pakistan’s capital of Islamabad are decorated with posters of candidates taking part in the May 11 election. Candidates restricted their campaigns to corner meetings and social media due to ongoing…

Human Rights Watch urges support for Arab democracies

Human Rights Watch urged world powers to support the rights of Arab Spring protesters to build real democracies after they ousted long-time strongmen once backed by the West, in its annual report on Sunday. “Many democracies have allowed their ties with repressive allies to temper their support for human rights…

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