News and Analysis (8/31/07)

DoJ Inspector General Glenn Fine adds allegations political favoritism in hiring practices and the NSA wiretapping to several “ongoing investigations” including “the National Security Agency’s Terrorist Surveillance Program, the FBI’s use of national security letters, and Gonzales’s characterizations of his conversation with an aide before a House hearing”:

Although disillusioned with all other political parties many Moroccans like the moderate Justice and Development Party for its realistic outlook and drive for clean government and separation of powers:

Signs of sectarianism run deep with two of Iraq’s most important institutions—the police and the parliament:

Kenya’s Muslim civil society mobilizes to protest at the detention and torture of fellow Muslims by local authorities, saying local law enforcement was urged to do so by the United States government:

Seeking to push greater adherence to the rule of law and transparent government, Indonesian activists call on the government to institute “radical reform” of national intelligence agencies to prevent extra-judicial killings and suppression of information:


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

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