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The Independent View: The crisis in Egypt is not in anyone’s interest

egypt fistsThe reaction of the US and EU governments to the crackdown on protestors in Ukraine has been swift. EU governments seem to be considering possible sanctions on Ukrainian officials, the US warned the Ukrainian Government of “consequences” on relations, and the Prime Minister of Ukraine was not allowed to speak at the World Economic Forum at Davos. This stern reaction comes as up to five protestors have been killed in clashes with the police in Kiev over the past week.

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Opinion: Apostasy and Saudi Arabia

Jeddah Corniche - Some rights reserved by CharlesFredRaif Badawi, a Saudi Arabian liberal writer, was arrested on June 17 in Jeddah and charged with ‘insulting Islam through electronic channels’ and ‘going beyond the realm of obedience’. His ‘crime’ at that point appeared to be setting up an online forum, Free Saudi Liberals, and attending a meeting in Cairo on May 7 of the Arab Alliance for Freedom and Democracy, but the words that constitute the offence were not specified.

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  • User AvatarSimon Gilbert 26th May - 4:22pm
    Mick demonstrates perfectly a policy that would be radical, liberal yet neither 'right' nor 'left'. This is the kind of choice the electorate don't have,...
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    EVEN SO, who is responsible then? Who is accountable for the two thousand lost councilors, the MEPS and MPs and the £170, 000 in lost...
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 26th May - 4:15pm
    Iain Roberts, I agree, but there are plenty who demonise those on the left too. As you say: it works both ways. I have sometimes...
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    Sara, quite right, I said this yesterday a family is tied by blood. We are a political organisation, we should cease the sentimental approach as...
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    I strongly agree with the article. I think George, Tony, g et al have all misunderstood what Iain is saying. I think we all agree...
  • User AvatarAnne 26th May - 3:59pm
    Demonise the rich, nothing happens to them. Demonise the poor, they starve.
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