Category: Brush Pass

A “brush pass” is a quick, clandestine exchange of information in the field. Here’s the raw unanalyzed data and facts behind the stories.

Kurdish referendum to divide Mideast

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(KurdPress) – Representative of the Iraqi Turkmen Front in Turkey, Hicran Kazanci, has reiterated rejection of a planned referendum on the secession of Kurdistan region from Iraq. Speaking to Anadolu Agency on Wednesday, Kazanci said all Turkmens are totally against the…

UK drug strategy raises human rights fears

(Reprieve) – The Government’s 2017 drug strategy could risk contributing to the death penalty for drug offences overseas, human rights organization Reprieve has said. The UK’s new drug strategy, released today, commits the Government to “taking new action” overseas on counter-narcotics,…

Philippine Officials Propose ‘Muslims Only’ ID

(HRW) – Philippine authorities are threatening to further single out Muslims as part of official counterterrorism efforts. This week, authorities in Central Luzon in the northern Philippines proposed imposing a mandatory identification card system for the region’s estimated 26,000 Muslims. Central Luzon Police…