Clinton: `Steel vise’ crushing global activists

July 5, 2010

Intolerant governments across the globe are “slowly crushing” activist and advocacy groups that play an essential role in the development of democracy, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday.

She cited a broad range of countries where “the walls are closing in” on civic organizations such as unions, religious groups, rights advocates and other nongovernmental organizations that press for social change and shine a light on governments’ shortcomings.

Among those she named were Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Venezuela, China and Russia. Read More


One comment on “Clinton: `Steel vise’ crushing global activists

  1. Ms. Clinton

    it is your country that the number one country that violates human right. The worst country from human right point of view.
    Shut Up!

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