Purging the Bad Guys: A How-To Guide for Egypt, Tunisia


If anyone can understand the rush of change that revolutionaries in Egypt and Tunisia are experiencing right now, it’s their counterparts in post-communist Eastern Europe.

Amid the new drama that unfolds every day in Egypt and Tunisia, these swipes at the regime’s tormentors stand out as an early test of how truly committed reformists are to their own calls for democracy and human rights.

More successful transitions create a forum to end impunity for the worst abusers and extract apologies for excesses of the former system, says David Tolbert, president of the International Center for International Justice.

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