News and Analysis (6/19/09)

Khamenei rejects the allegations of election fraud, “the Islamic republic never betrays the votes of people”…

… As a result, protests may grow increasingly violent:

Anti-terrorism laws allow for the detention of journalists despite claims Afghan laws protects freedom of the press:

With more than 80 percent of working-age males surviving as small-scale farmers, the Obama administration hopes agricultural growth will promote stability in Afghanistan:

When will Obama’s pro-Palestinian rhetoric be reflected in his advisers and staff?

To Taliban claims that democracy is un-Islamic, Maulana Nanotawi replies it’s “un-Islamic to blow up the barber shops, education organizations and tombs”:

VOA and BBC look offer advice to Iranians wishing to engage in “cyber warfare”:


Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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