Jaran on Tunisia

19 01 2011

Congratulatory Message on the Tunisian Revolution

I am Jaran Ditapichai, a former member of the National Human Rights Commissioner of Thailand, and a fighter for Freedom and Democracy, I would like to send this congratulatory solidarity message on the victory of the Tunisian people who stood up against the dictator President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and drove him off from power on Friday, January 14, 2011 after 23 years in power.

This great victory is not an uprising but a revolution. Moreover, this is the first time in modern Arab history that an Arab government has been overthrown by very public protests. The victory of Tunisian people encourages fighters for Democracy, and it also frightens dictators and monarchies around the world.

The Tunisian revolution showed that the mass of people is the decisive factor of the victory. Youths are the vanguard of fighting for Freedom and Democracy. The social media especially the Internets such as Face book played major role in circulation of mass information and mobilization. In addition, after the fall of each tyranny, the people’s struggle for freedom and democratic revolution enter high tide period all over the country.

Tunisia will be democratic where people will enjoy full rights and liberty. However, the dominate class is not completely defeated; they’ll be working on stealing the victory and attempting to maintain their socio-political power. The people must continue to protect freedom and finish the political revolution.

The United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship(UDD) which is known as the Red shirts have been fighting for Thailand Democracy and Justice for 4 years. We will learn from Tunisian People and will support their cause. We wish the revolution in Tunisia well.

Long live the people of Tunisia!

Down with the Tyranny!



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