22 politicians defended Free Press at the French March and already jailed/attacked journalists

Here is a list of 22 worldwide Politicians, Presidents, Ministers and Prime Ministers who attended the French March in Paris defending Free Speech and Press. Those same 22 (and their countries as well) have already jailed and attacked hundreds of journalists. Hypocrites no?

1- King Abdullah of Jordan, who last year sentenced a Palestinian journalist to 15 years in prison with hard labor.
2- Prime Minister of Turkey, who imprisoned more journalists than any other country in the world.
3- Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel, whose forces killed 7 journalists in Gaza last year.
4- Foreign Minister Shoukry of Egypt, who has detained journalist Shawkan for around 500 days as well as AJ staff.
5- Foreign Minister Lavrov of Russia, who last year jailed a journalist for insulting a government servant.
6- Foreign Minister Lamamra of Algeria, who has detained journalist Abdessami Abdelhai for 15 months without charge.
7- The Foreign Minister of the UAE, who in 2013 held a journalist for a month on suspicion of Muslim Brotherhood links.
8- Prime Minister Jomaa of Tunisia, who recently jailed blogger Yassine Ayan for 3 years for defaming the army.
9- Prime Minister of Georgia, who ordered the police to attack journos.
10- Prime Minister of Bulgaria, who as well ordered his police to attack and beat journalists protesting outside the parliament.
11- The Attorney General of the US, where police in Ferguson have recently detained and assaulted Washington Post reporter.
12- Prime Minister Samaras of Greece, where riot police beat & injured two journalists at a protest in June last year.
13- Secretary General of NATO, who is responsible of the 1999 bombing that killed 16 Serbian journos.
14- President Keita of Mali, where journalists are expelled for covering human rights abuses.
15- The Foreign Minister of Bahrain, 2nd biggest jailer of journos in the world per capita; they also torture them.
16- Sheikh Mohamed Ben Hamad Ben Khalifa Al Thani of Qatar, who jailed a man for 15 years for writing the Jasmine poem.
17- Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, who had several journalists jailed for insulting him in 2013.
18- Prime Minister Cerar of Slovenia, who sentenced a blogger to six months in prison for “defamation” in 2013.
19- Prime Minister Enda Kenny of Ireland, where “blasphemy” is considered a criminal offense.
20- Prime Minister Kopacz of Poland, who raided a magazine to seize recordings embarrassing for the ruling party.
21- Prime Minister Cameron of the UK, where authorities destroyed documents obtained by The Guardian and threatened prosecution.
22- Saudi Ambassador to France. The Saudis publicly flogged blogger Raif Badawi for being liberal and insulting Islam on Friday.


Source: Activist Daniel Wickham

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