News and Analysis (4/11-12/09)

Highlighting the state of individual rights in Iraq, a terrorism suspect can be detained with “no visitors, no lawyers, no sun” for months:

Under the pretext of exempting them from the prevailing Hanafi law, the government will  force the Shia to abide by one particular interpretation of their flexible legal system …

…while some Afghanis say Obama’s words and actions are “mixed signals” about the U.S. commitment to democracy and human rights:

Election mishaps will further encourage political instability in Afghanistan and may even compromise the current constitution:

Fear of foreign soft power is their excuse for suppressing free speech:

The report is sketchy, but capital needs seem to be the incentive as

The drone attacks are also compromising Britain’s image:

Imran

Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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