- Egypt moves ahead with law to stifle non-governmental organizations -May 28, 2013– Amnesty International
A new law on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt, currently with the Shura Council, would effectively be a death blow to independent civil society in Egypt, said Amnesty International.
- A conference to bury the Syrian revolution –May 29, 2013– Mediapart (Une conférence pour enterrer la révolution syrienne)
« The chronicle of the announced failure » of the international conference held in Geneva « can already be written, » said Jean-Pierre Filiu, professor at Sciences Po (Paris), member of the scientific council of the iReMMO.
- Tunisian Femen activist convicted and fined, remains in prison pending further charges– May 31, 2013– The Washington Post
A court convicted the Tunisian member of the Ukrainian feminist group Femen Tuesday for carrying an “incendiary object” and fined her $182. She remains in custody pending more serious charges.
- Syria crisis: Lebanon parliament postpones elections– May 31, 2013- BBC News
Lebanon’s parliament has voted to postpone elections due in June because of security concerns over the conflict in Syria, officials say.