TIME.com ‘A Pakistani on Trial–With Pakistani Reporters Shut Out’

Jan. 23, 2010–More coverage of the Aafia Siddiqui trial. A dispatch for TIME Magazine’s online edition on security measures and the lack of equal access for certain members of the media.

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TIME.com ‘Putting Aafia Siddiqui on Trial’

Jan 18, 2010–This week Aafia Siddiqui goes on trial. My pretrial roundup for Time Magazine’s online edition on what we can expect to see and what we won’t see.

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Los Angeles Times op-ed on the Khalid Sheikh Mohammed trial

Why the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his fellow accused 9/11 plotters will be neither the civil liberties victory its proponents claim, nor the terrorist propaganda opportunity its opponents fear.

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Harper’s Magazine “The Intelligence Factory”

2009-11Check out my latest article “The Intelligence Factory,” on the case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui in the November 2009 issue of Harper’s Magazine.

Link to: www.harpers.org/archive/2009/11/0082719

Mother Jones “A Thousand Little Gitmos”

JA09-250x330From the July/August 2009 issue of Mother Jones

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This American Life “The Arms Trader”

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The U.S. government spent two years on a sting operation trapping an Indian man named Hemant Lakhani, whom they suspected of being an illegal arms dealer. It’s one of the first cases that went to trial in the War on Terror, and one the Justice Department pointed to as one of their big successes. In the end, they got Lakhani, red-handed, delivering a missile to a terrorist in New Jersey. The only problem was, nothing in the sting was what it appeared to be. Including the missile.
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This American Life “The Prosecutor”

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A lawyer in the Justice Department gets the professional opportunity of a lifetime: to be the lead prosecutor in one of the first high-profile terrorist cases since 9/11. But things go badly for him. His convictions get overturned, he loses his job, and he ends up on trial himself, in federal court. His accusers? His former colleagues at the Justice department.

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