Over the last 18 months the middle east has been shaken by a series of revolutionary movements that began in Tunisia. This week Julian Assange speaks to the man running the new Tunisia, President Moncef Marzouki.
The debate is wide ranging, including their shared personal experiences of prison, the human rights record of the US, democratic Islamism, torture and secret files. But, despite their obvious mutual respect, Assange is able to challenge Marzouki, both over the censorship of the internet in Tunisia and on his position over the revolutions in Bahrain and Syria. According to the President, “we have to forget about the positions of Nasrallah and people like him. There is no good dictatorship. Dictatorship is dictatorship: corrupted, brutal and against the people.”
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