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The Rundown -- May 13

RFE/RL In The Media
# Human Rights Watch, Reporters Without Borders, and Amnesty International cover the arrest of Rovshen Yazmuhamedov
# The Council of Foreign Relations quotes RFE/RL's interview with Mansur Osanlu

International Press Review

# Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could faces jail time and/or lashes
# A couple of surprise candidates entered the field (and bred some resentment)
# "The Day After a Strike on Iran" - Marwan Muasher, "National Interest"
# The Iranian navy will get new cruise missiles

# 59 protesters were detained in Moscow last week
# "Russia Wasn't Built in a Day" - Peter Savodnik, "Foreign Policy"
# The government is auditing Gazprom (the EU is taking a look too)

# A suicide attack targeted Baluchistan's police chief
# Omar Waraich on what the election results mean for Pakistan
# "Pakistan Army Helps Advance Democracy" - Haroon Siddiqui, "The Star"
# The leader of the MQM party may want Karachi to secede

# Authorities say an American tortured Afghan civilians
# "When a Bomb Goes Off in Afghanistan" - Heidi Vogt, "The Daily Beast"
# The Taliban freed four Turkish hostages

Of Interest
# Eight years after the Andijan massacre
# "How Austerity Kills" - Stuckler & Basu, "The New York Times"
# 10 scifi flicks that got the future all wrong
# "Don't Make Fun of Renowned Dan Brown" - Michael Deacon, "Telegraph"
# "At Bloomberg, omniscience is a feature not a bug"

Science & Technology
# A new "super wheat" may increase yields by 30%
# The moon and the Earth may have gotten water from the same source

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Gerson and Shields
# An audit shows the IRS got political