News and Analysis (5/21/07)

Federal prosecutors’ tactics against Padilla backfire as their key witness, paints a “less menacing” portrait of events and facts relevant to the case:

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Australian detainee gets to leave US custody and serve the last 9 months of his sentence, but agrees to muzzle his right to appeal or sue and drop allegations of mistreatment at Guantanamo:

Iranian women take political matters into their hands and abandon main reformist organization to form their party, citing sexism within former organization’s ranks:

In response to religious vigilantes’ abduction of four police officers, Pakistani security forces detain 40 religious extremists and prepare for crackdown on mosque holding detained officers:

Armenia finds itself caught politically and strategically between a rock and a hard place as US-Iran saber rattling continues:


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

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