News and Analysis (4/24/07)

Syrian democracy and human rights reform advocate Anwar al-Bunni is arrested by government security forces for spreading “hostile information”:

Despite condemnations and allegations of fraud, intimidation and other forms of abuse from European Union and Nigerian electoral watchdog NGO, Umaru Yar’Adua is named victor of elections:

Muslim women in Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia slowly but steadily empower themselves by entering into the workforce:

Some Sudanese are becoming increasingly frustrated with the government’s foot dragging on Darfur, but also feel “aid agencies [that] exaggerate the scale of the humanitarian disaster” and general economic sanctions are counterproductive:

George McGovern takes Vice-President Cheney to task for his comments about the former presidential candidate’s past and current anti-war stances and how they measure up to the current status of Iraq and the “War on Terror”:


Alejandro Beutel is program assistant for the Minaret of Freedom Institute with expertise in religious freedom, democratization and security issues.






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