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US fears Arab Spring hopes being crushed

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Global hopes that democracy could replace dictatorships in Arab Spring nations risk being crushed by repressive regimes, the United States warned Friday in its annual human rights report.

"The hope of the early days of the Arab Awakening has run up against the harsh realities of incomplete and contested transitions," the State Department said in its assessment of global human rights in 2012.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130419/us-fears-arab-spring-hopes-being-crushed