Political prisoners in Syria, Iran and throughout the Middle East

Joseph Daher,
Alliance of Middle East Socialists.

The repressive policies and actions of authoritarian regimes to crush popular movements and any forms of resistance have increased the number of political prisoners throughout the region during the past few years. The activists and revolutionaries imprisoned nevertheless do not kneel in front their jailers despite the torture and repressive conditions of detention.   From their cells, when they can, they continue their struggle for democracy, social justice and equality.   In this article,  I want  to show our solidarity with ALL the political prisoners throughout the region and affirm once again that their struggle is our struggle as well; that the destinies of the people of the region is linked and it’s only through increasing collaboration  between the people of the region that we can challenge the authoritarian regimes and their international and regional backers.

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