Sunday, 11 January 2015

Attendees of #jesuischarlie march ....

Leaders at #JeSuisCharlie PARIS 11th January 2015

Now I was going to blog about the hijacking of Vox Populi, or something about hypocracy.

But then I came across 21 tweets about the attendees at a march defending free speech.

So rather than have to duplicate, myself, I'll use THEIR voice on my blog.

Thanks to tweeter Daniel Wickham ...

1) King Abdullah of Jordan, which last year sentenced a Palestinian journalist to 15 years in prison with hard labour Jordan

2) Prime Minister of Davutoglu of Turkey, which imprisons more journalists than any other country in the world Turkey

3) Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel, whose forced killed 7 journalists in Gaza last yr (second highest after Syria) Israel

4) Foreign Minister Shoukry of Egypt, which as well as AJ staff has detained journalist Shawkan for around 500 days Egypt 

5) Foreign Minister Lavrov of Russia, which last year jailed a journalist for "insulting a government servant" Russia 

 6) Foreign Minister Lamamra of Algeria, which has detained journalist Abdessami Abdelhai for 15 months without charge Algeria 

 7) The Foreign Minister of the UAE, which in 2013 held a journo incommunicado for a month on suspicion of MB links UAE

8) Prime Minister Jomaa of Tunisia, which recently jailed blogger Yassine Ayan for 3 years for "defaming the army" Tunisia 

9) The PMs of Georgia and Bulgaria, both of whom have a record of attacking & beating journalists

10) The Attorney General of the US, where police in Ferguson have recently detained and assaulted WashPost reporters USA 

 11) Prime Minister Samaras of Greece, where riot police beat & injured two journalists at a protest in June last year Greece

12) Sec-Gen of NATO, who are yet to be held to account for deliberately bombing and killing 16 Serbian journos in '99 NATO 

13) President Keita of Mali, where journalists are expelled for covering human rights abuses Mali

14) The Foreign Minister of Bahrain, 2nd biggest jailer of journos in the world per capita (they also torture them) Bahrain

15) Sheikh Mohamed Ben Hamad Ben Khalifa Al Thani of Qatar, which jailed a man for 15 ys for writing the Jasmine poem Qatar 

 16) Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, who had several journalists jailed for insulting him in 2013 Palestine

17) Prime Minister Cerar of Slovenia, which sentenced a blogger to six months in prison for "defamation" in 2013 Slovenia 

 18) Prime Minister Enda Kenny of Ireland, where "blasphemy" is considered a criminal offense Ireland 

 19) Prime Minister Kopacz of Poland, which raided a magazine to seize recordings embarrassing for the ruling party Poland

20) PM Cameron of the UK, where authorities destroyed documents obtained by The Guardian and threatened prosecution UK 

 21) Saudi ambassador to France. The Saudis publicly flogged blogger @raif_badawi for "insulting Islam" on Friday Saudi Arabia

All the links are to articles the tweeter provided that are in public domain.
I understand this is one persons take on hypocracy of attending a free speech march.

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