20 Jul
U.S. Statements on Turkey’s Attempted Coup: A Timeline

On the evening of Friday, July 15, factions within the Turkish military attempted to overthrow the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The coup began between 10:00pm and 11:00pm Turkish local time, or 3:00-4:00pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), when members of ...

20 Jul
POMED Snapshot: Background on Turkey’s Slide Toward Authoritarianism

As Turkey deals with the aftermath of its failed coup last week, we would like to share our publication from 2015, entitled, "Stunted Democracy: Erdoğan, the AKP, and Turkey’s Slide into Authoritarianism." In it, Howard Eissenstat discusses Turkey's slide toward ...

18 Jul
Bahrain Dissolves Al-Wefaq Opposition Group

On Monday, a court in Bahrain dissolved the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, the island-nation’s largest opposition group. Al-Wefaq will be shuttered and its funds will be claimed by the state treasury. The decision comes a month after al-Wefaq was ...

12 Jul
Dissidents Facing Crackdown from Algerian Government

Two Algerian executives at KBC TV have been placed in court ordered pre-trial detention after being accused of making “false declarations” to obtain filming permits for a program. A culture minister employee who had issued the permits was also arrested. ...

12 Jul
Family of Slain U.S. Journalist Sues Assad Government

PC: Paul Conroy The San Francisco-based Center for Justice and Accountability and co-counsel Shearman & Sterling LLP filed a lawsuit against the Syrian government on July 9 for the murder of American journalist Marie Colvin. The suit was filed ...

30 Jun
Egypt Under President Sisi: Even Worse than Under Mubarak or Morsi

June 2016 Prison Conditions: Egypt has arrested more than 40,000 political detainees since mid-2013. Former Egyptian American political prisoner Mohamed Soltan has described prisons as “fertile ground for radicalization.” Torture: The El Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of ...

30 Jun
Morocco: Journalists Stand Trial for Use of Smartphone App

Photo Credit: Reuters In Morocco, seven journalists are standing trial in connection with their involvement with a citizen journalism training program utilizing a smartphone app. They are accused of “threatening the internal security of the state” by using “propaganda” ...

27 Jun
Turkey Arrests Three Activists for Promoting “Terrorist Propaganda”

Turkey Arrests Three Activists on Terrorism Charges: Turkey arrested three press freedom activists on charges of spreading "terrorist propaganda" after they edited the Ozgur Gundem magazine, a newspaper that reports on Kurdish issues. The activists, Local Reporters Without Borders ...

23 Jun
State Department Reports on Bahrain’s Implementation of the BICI

The State Department submitted to Congress an unclassified report on the steps taken by the Government of Bahrain to implement the recommendations in the 2011 Report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) on June 21, 2016. The report ...

21 Jun
Kuwaiti MP Convicted for Anti-Saudi Statements

The Kuwaiti National Assembly sentenced in absentia outspoken lawmaker and lawyer Abdul Hamid Dashti to 10 days in prison pending further investigation and trial by Kuwait’s top criminal court, at which point Dashti could face a longer sentence. The ...

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