News and Analysis (5/23/11)

“Yemen’s President Saleh again rejected a deal to transfer power and allowed armed supporters to surround an embassy where the US ambassador was meeting with European and Arab envoys”:

Is it now safe for Egyptians to criticize the military? “This is freedom of expression, and we have no problem with it,” says a military spokesman after “dozens of people who had been arrested by the army at a May 15 protest at the Israeli embassy and put before military trials” are released with one-year suspended sentences:

The defense team argues that “warrantless seizure under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, as it was amended by the Patriot Act” has “resulted in wrongful convictions”:

The conventional analysis is that the Taliban sought to reinforce the domestic contempt for the competence of Pakistan’s government left by the ease with which America violated its sovereignty, but military strategist Rifaat Hussain argues that India is involved

… even as a Pakistani military school alumnus charges ISI “aided the militant group that trained hm”:

The U.N. is demanding that the “Sudanese Armed Forces must fulfill their responsibility to intervene to “stop these criminal acts”:

A Dutch appeals court says the lower court is not so biased as to be unable to distinguish between inciting hate and expressing a “reasonable opinion”:

“Mrs. Ikram is the co-founder of Bradford Unites in Disaster, an umbrella organisation representing fundraising groups across the district” and “also a governor at Newby and Bankfoot primary schools in Bradford”:

Police believe that the “Iraqi refuge who said he was a victim of Saddam Hussein’s regime” had first driven to the girl’s father’s home to confront him about her Western lifestyle, but the step-father claims the shooting was accidental:

 

 

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