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14 تشرين الثاني، 2005

Heavy Hand of the Secret Police Impeding Reform in Arab World

New York Times.
November 14, 2005
Stirrings in the Desert
By NEIL MacFARQUHAR
AMMAN, Jordan, Nov. 13 - At a cultural festival last year, Sameer al-Qudah recited a poem of his depicting Arab rulers as a notch below pirates and highwaymen on the scale of honorable professions. Within days, Jordan's intelligence police summoned him.
Mr. Qudah, sentenced to a year in jail for a similar offense in 1996, was apprehensive but not surprised. The secret police, or mukhabarat

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elHajj Bu3as يقول...

Khadder, you forgot the attribution; I believe this article appeared in the NY Times. A link to the original would have been nice too.

Khadder Kenaan يقول...

the link is embeded in the title. Sorry it was not clear. Just click right on the title and it'll take you NY Times.

thanks,