Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Teachers Association disbanded in crackdown

The United Arab Emirates expanded its crackdown on civil society on May 2, 2011, by dissolving the elected board of directors of the Teachers' Association, Human Rights Watch said today. This was the second prominent civil society organization to face a hostile government takeover in less than two weeks.

"This attack on civil society is further proof that those in power in the UAE see anyone calling for reform as fair game," said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. "UAE authorities should immediately stop their hostile takeover of civil society and free the peaceful democracy activists."
Continue reading the HRW's press release.

This is how you infantilize a population.

Western news has hardly taken notice. (I'll update if this post if this event gets more traction in the press.)

Added. Reuters has a report.



Anonymous the real nick said...

This is one Arab country where there is no spring. It goes straight to hot -as-hell summer.

11:36 AM  

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