Category: pressure

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How Crimean Muslims defy Moscow’s rigidity

Bakhchisaray, Ukraine – Mumine Saliyeva cannot forget how masked, gun-toting pro-Russian security officers pounded on her door last October. They arrived to search her apartment and arrest her husband, Seiran Saliyev. “Every day, I check a hundred times whether the door is locked, I get up at night to check, check again before my morning prayer,”…

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Q&A: Tunisia’s teach leaders jabber to back up rigidity

Tunis, Tunisia – Large protests broke out across Tunisia this month over a government decision to impose strict economic and tax reforms that increased the price of basic goods. The anti-austerity protests come as Tunisians mark the seventh anniversary of the fall of longtime leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who was forced from power…