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The Rundown -- August 6

RFE/RL in the Media
# Golnaz Esfandiari's reporting on an anti-Ahmadinejad chant cited in "The Washington Post"
# Read Abubakar Siddique in "The Atlantic" on Pakistani activists attempting to get rid of toy guns
# Eurasianet reports on the continuing harassment of RFE/RL Azerbaijani correspondent Khadija Ismayilova
Middle East
# Egypt ends jail terms for insulting the president
# "In a West Bank Culture of Conflict, Boys Wield the Weapon at Hand" - Jodi Rudoren, "The New York Times"
# "The Feminists of Zion" - Allison Kaplan Sommer and Dahlia Lithwick, "The New Republic"
# At least 10, including journalists, sentenced to life in prison in Turkish coup plot
# Taliban willing to acknowledge mistake in denying girls' education, according to "The Washington Post"
# "Second Guantanamo" in Afghanistan presents challenge for U.S. pullout
# Pakistan's "Burka Avenger" set to be broadcast in 60 countries
# Lady Gaga slams Russia on Twitter over antigay laws
# Husband of opposition municipal deputy beaten up for "looking gay"
# Kremlin booster Sergei Markov says Navalny "chosen by members of the anti-Putin elite who are linked to global oligarchy"
# Four activists sentenced to 8-13 years in prison after "investigation" into Putin's summer dachas
# Steven Pifer on Putin's shrinking importance in U.S. foreign policy
# Rohani pledges support to Assad
# Iran arrests man on charges of spying for Israel
Eastern Europe
# Kyiv court agrees to extradite alleged extreme-right killer to Russia
# Lukashenko "in his own words"
# "Tycoon's Trials Rivet Serbia, Land of Graft" - Dan Bilefsky, "The New York Times"
Central Asia
# Appeal denied for jailed opposition leader, Vladimir Kozlov
# "Complacency May Be Kazakhstan’s Biggest Nonproliferation Risk" - Rachel Oswald, Global Security Newswire
Of Interest
# "Snowden and the Paranoid State" - Sarah Kendzior, Al-Jazeera
# Interview with Orhan Pamuk