Russia’s Rule of Thugs: The Posthumous Trial of Magnitsky

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

European Parliament: “[The trial] is a violation of international and national laws and clearly shows the malfunctioning of the Russian criminal justice system.”

US Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA): “Unfortunately, the ordeal of Sergei Magnitsky did not end with his death. All these malevolent moves make it clear that Russian leaders recognize that they no longer have the support of the people they govern, and so they must resort to scare tactics to try and keep the lid on dissent.”

Sergei Leonidovich Magnitsky was coerced in prison to give false testimony, tortured, and died for tax evasion suspicion without ever receiving a trial (2008-2009).

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Better Cooperation Needed to Combat Domestic Terrorism

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Cooperation between US law enforcement agencies (LEAs) of all jurisdictions after the Boston Marathon Bombing was excellent. There was an “unprecedented level of coordination,” cites Police Commissioner Edward Davis.

This smooth coordination follows years after September 11 and federal, state and local counterterrorism funding, training and preparation.

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Violence Increasing in the Sinai

By William Tucker

Attacks against the Egyptian military and Interior Ministry security forces in the Sinai have increased recently due to the political uncertainty in Cairo and the region as a whole. Though there has been an uptick in violence over the past few years emanating from terrorist groups and local Bedouin tribes the increase in security forces as a response from the government has only exacerbated the situation.

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The United States of America vs. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

The alleged Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty in his opening trial on Wednesday. He faces about 30 federal charges, originally only two: the use of a weapon of mass destruction resulting in death and malicious destruction of property with an explosive resulting in death.

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Increasing Public Awareness and Participation in Counterterrorism

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

The NSA leaks opened up a new revelation for many Americans in the government’s behind-the-scenes growing interest in domestic intelligence. But they also demonstrate a lack of trust and separation of the national security apparatus from the American people which is also a major problem that should not be ignored or glossed over.

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