Locked Up For Reading A Poem

Front page of  The Independent newspaper today:

“…Ayat al-Gormezi, 20, a poet and student arrested two months ago after reading out a poem at a pro-democracy rally, is due to go on trial today before a military tribunal, her mother said. Ayat was forced to turn herself in when masked policemen threatened to kill her brothers unless she did so… ”

She was cughton film in February telling a crowd of cheering protesters “We are the people who will kill humiliation and assassinate misery…”

Read the whole article here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/locked-up-for-reading-a-poem-2292032.html

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