The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Kefaya demo in South Korea!

Forget about Cairo's Abdel Khaleq Tharwat St. where people are increasingly getting into the bad habbit of "disappearing." Once again, Kefaya strikes in Seoul..

Socialist activists in South Korea held a demo in front of the Egyptian embassy in Seoul, supporting the Egyptian judges and denouncing the crackdown on pro-reform activists.

Last March, President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea paid Hosni Mubarak a visit in Cairo, where they discussed economic cooperation. My instinct tells me, Moo-hyun was also advised on the use of Korean baltaggiyas against Kefaya demonstrators in Seoul, after the Egyptian experiment proved to be a success by all international standards.