News and Analysis (6/11/08)

Former CIA operative Phil Giraldi investigates how along with American big brother, Tel Aviv’s massive penetration of security agencies also has them listening on people’s conservations:

In additional to the usual controversy over torture and coerced confessions, criticism of the Gitmo military tribunal process picks up further steam after new revelations find military interrogators allegedly destroyed potentially exonerating evidence:

Hardliners within some Taliban units seek to scuttle peace talks and continue attacks against Pakistani forces…

…meanwhile US incompetence helps do the Taliban’s dirty work for it, killing 11 Pakistani soldiers and 9 Afghan civilians in two separate incidents:

Members of PM Maliki’s own political party add themselves to growing chorus of parties opposed to an extended troop presence in Iraq:

Human Rights groups call for the government to rescind its recent decree banning the Ahmadiyah, viewing it as state-sanctioned violence against the heterodox minority group:

Libya seeks to expand its private sector by signing a memorandum of understanding with the African Development Bank:

Fierce debates rage in London over whether police forces should have the power to detain accused terrorists for up to 42-days without charges:


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






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