News and Analysis (6/29/07)

Ethiopian opposition slams Prime Minister for Iraq-like military intervention and internationally respected Somali civil society leader’s office raided by transitional government:

Habeas corpus and the rule of law score small victory as Gitmo detainees will have hearings in civilian appeals courts, not kangaroo military commissions:

Government cracks down on reporting and protests over gasoline ration plan in Iran:

Largest Sunni bloc in Iraqi parliament boycotts government meetings over legal action against one of its ministers:

Angred by a slow response from the state, villagers mob local mayor’s office:


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






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