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Paris honors Bouazizi

Bertrand Delanoë, Pascal Cherki, mayor of the 14th, and Mokhtar Trifi, president of the Tunisian League for Human Rights, will open Thursday, June 30 the “Place Mohamed Bouazizi, 1984-2011, a tribute to the Tunisian people and its Revolution January 2011 “and to honor the memory of the young man.


The square, located in the 14th arrondissement near the Parc Montsouris, will be named to symbolize the courage of thousands of Tunisians who rallied for democracy, justice and freedom.
The inauguration will be attended by the family of Mr. Bouazizi as well as numerous partners and associations from the revolution and people close to Tunisia.
Following the opening speech of Mr.. Delanoë, and Cherki Trifi, the Tunisian singer Abir Nasraoui, will perform “Horriya” song about freedom written by the artist after the revolution of Tunisia.


Recall that the decision to appoint the place in Paris was voted unanimously by the Council of Paris in February 2011.




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Honoring Mohamed Bouazizi – Icon of Arab Spring

The Tunisian government issued postage stamp honoring  Mohamed Bouazizi.

The stamp showing Bouazizi’s picture reads: “Revolution of Dignity” & “The Martyr Mohamed Bouazizi”

Rest in Peace Bouazizi, our hero

Mohamed Bouazizi Honored with postage stamps

Syria Live Blog | Al Jazeera Blogs

Syria Live Blog | Al Jazeera Blogs.

Prominent civil society activist Rudi Osman (pictured below) has gone missing following a protest in Damascus, with friends and family fearing the 23-year-old has been forcefully disappeared and is liable to ill treatment in custody.

Osman has not been heard of since Friday when he joined protestors following prayers in Midan, a Damascus neighbourhood. His mobile is switched off.

“We fear the worst for him and want him released as soon as possible along with all the other political prisoners,” a friend and activist told Al Jazeera.

Prior to his disappearance secret police has stormed Osman’s house on a number of occasions according to his family who are searching for him.

Osman was first arrested in 2004 for two months, when he was tortured and had his finger nails pulled out.

Osman, a student of law at Damascus University, is Kurdish and does not belong to any political organisation or party.

A Facebook page has been set up by other activists calling for his release.

Rudi Osman