News and Analysis (4/29/07)

While an independent film powerfully highlights the death of an innocent Afghan to raise questions about the US’ use of indefinite detention and torture, 82 inmates at Guantanamo are cleared of charged, but still detained and the US-backed Ethiopian government continues to indefinitely detain American-Muslim:

Not falling in line with Bush’s Middle East policies and objectives as much as in the past, some administration officials are wondering whether reliance on Prince Bandar “has begun to outlive its usefulness”:

In spite of assurances that Turkey’s Islamic-oriented party that the party will remain faithful to the nation’s secular principles, secular opposition groups and armed forces stage rally and issue stern statements:

Fingerprinted 14 times, body searched 9 times, handcuffed 4 times and put in isolated detention at least 13 times, the case of Abe Dabdoub highlights the racial/religious bias of American security checks and the lack of legal redress:


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






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