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MENA: Amnesty International's Forecast for 2012

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen, Politics, Protest

“Repression and state violence is likely to continue to plague the Middle East and North Africa in 2012,” forecasts Amnesty International in an 80-page report [1]. It documents the extreme violence deployed by MENA regimes when resisting the unprecedented calls for fundamental reform heard in the region in 2011, as well as the amazing resilience of the protest movements. The report adds, “The refusal of ordinary people across the region to be deterred from their struggle for dignity and justice is what gives us hope for 2012.”