Ten days ago, two young Egyptian activists broke a communications blackout and called us from Cairo’s Liberation Square to launch an international campaign over the phone. Just minutes ago, after a 30 year dictatorship, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned.
Earlier today the Egyptian activists who launched an international solidarity campaign over the phone told us Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was about to resign. “We're just ecstatic!” they said. In the end, the reality was quite different, and the revolution goes on…
Egypt has been run by a dictator for 30 years. Six days ago, Egyptians said ‘enough’, and millions took to the streets. Over the weekend, as the government allowed phone calls for a few hours, two young pro-democracy activists started an online campaign which is taking off like wildfire. Show your support for Egyptian pro-democracy activists here!
For over a decade over 50 Islamic states have tried to integrate blasphemy laws into international law. As part of an activist campaign to reveal what such laws actually mean, Freedom House has a new 138-page whopper on the litany of human rights violations that blasphemy laws often lead to, from detention and torture to gender-based discrimination.