Against the System

Ayat al-Qurmezi, a 20 year old female poet in Bahrain, was arrested and sentenced to a year in prison for reading a poem against tyranny. Inspired by popular pro-democratic uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, activists in Bahrain —  home to the US Navy 5th Fleet — comprise part of a growing challenge to US-allied Arab dictatorships like Saudi Arabia.

~ by Jay Taber on June 15, 2011.

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