News and Analysis 1/20/22

Rather than draw attention to the injustice of Aafia Siddiqi’s conviction, a mentally disturbed man who took innocents hostage at a synagogue has provided the government and media an opportunity to once again smear the imprisoned neuroscientist:

If approved as a U.S. judge in the Eastern District of New York by “the deeply polarized Senate,” the Illinois ACLU legal director would be only the second Muslim ever to serve on the federal bench:

“For the past few months, Karnataka has witnessed a rise in violence by Hindutva organisations who target minorities, including Muslims and Christians”

A law firm has “submitted extensive evidence … documenting how Indian forces headed by Gen. Manoj Mukund Naravane and Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah were responsible for the torture, kidnapping and killing of activists, journalists and civilians”:

Human Rights say the jailing of “dozens of teachers’ rights activists ‘on manufactured charges that reflect the criminalization in Iran of dissent, peaceful protests and assembly, and independent labor activism”:

“[T]he two regional powers have managed to compartmentalize their relations by handling geopolitical and economic issues in isolation from each other”:

“Such drones have made it possible to conduct small, targeted assaults that slip through multibillion-dollar defense systems designed to deter more advanced weapons”:

Raffaello Pantucci, a Central Asia expert at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore calls the retired autocrat’s statement “a declaration of fealty to try to heal over the rifts that have been exposed”:

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