News and Analysis (6/27/07)

Under a Freedom of Information Act request, the CIA partially discloses past misdeeds that similarly resonate today:

Letters from human rights and civil liberties lawyers slam earlier op-ed by Air Force official attempting to whitewash record of detainees’ treatment at Gitmo:

“Ultimately the question is: Who gets to rule? Sixteen generals or 160 million people? Sooner or later we have to decide that once and for all.”- Zarfarullah Khan, Pakistani lawyer and opposition figure

Prosecutors in Padilla case show ’97 television interview with Bin Laden; defense claims irrelevant to case and only serves to inflame sentiments of jury over 9/11:

Although constraints on Egypt’s journalist have been relaxed–for now at least–but “[a]ny story, any column can lead to a suit”:

Being a female Afghani journalist is an increasingly difficult job as Taliban rebels seek to quell their voices through threats of violence and assassinations:


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






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