The Monitor's View A nonviolent movement challenges Pakistan’s military

Since January, peaceful protests against military abuses of civilian minorities have embolden others to challenge the Army’s grip on democracy.

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In countries where military figures still hold the reins of power through fear, such as Egypt or Thailand, public criticism of the regime comes mainly from abroad. In recent days, for example, the United Nations has accused Venezuela’s security forces of hundreds of arbitrary killings. It also demanded Myanmar’s Army be held accountable for mass violence against the minority Rohingya.

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