A new Human Rights Watch video features rare interviews with former political prisoners who survived years of systematic abuse, torture, and starvation in the country’s notorious prisoner camps. A UN report detailing the regime’s atrocities also included a letter to Kim Jong-un saying he could face trial for “crimes against humanity.”
The United States along with more than 30 other nations have ceased to recognize Gadhafi as the head of Libya instead recognizing the rebel forces as the new leaders of the country. The new government plans to be a democracy as of now so this is potentially great news. To celebrate here are some pictures of “sad Gadhafi.”
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Assad Sawey, bandaged and bloody, describes being beaten and shocked with cattle prods by Egyptian police while he was covering the mass uprising. He considers himself lucky, saying that other reporters were being rounded up by plain clothed authorities and taken to “somewhere unknown.”
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Disturbing footage of a street protester being shot in Egypt. The condition and identity of the victim is unknown. They appear to have been participating in anti-government protests that have engulfed the Middle Eastern nation in the past few days. The Mubarak regime has imposed an internet and text messaging blackout in Egypt, presumably to stymie further organizing and prevent images such as these from sparking a Tunisia-style overthrow.
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