Sunday, July 13, 2014

the world keeps spinning

I watched an Al Jazeera presentation about torture and imprisonment in Egypt. It was very hard to view, what these men and women had to bear. Video of prison guards forcing a man to watch his friend being beaten to death. Documentation of groups of nonviolent female protesters being beaten and kicked. Stories of rape being used to subdue women. Children tied together and tortured. The people that were interviewed about their torture were the ones that got out. There are many more whose stories we will never know.

After celebrating the success of the Arab Spring, we have moved on and forgotten that the story, for many, isn't over.

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