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Security Forces (July 2007), available at http://hrw.org/reports/2007/kurdistan0707/ (accessed January 3, 2008).
15. Kamal Said Qadir, "Iraqi Kurdistan's Downward Spiral,"
Middle East Quarterly 14, no. 3 (Summer 2007), available at www.meforum.org/article/1703 (accessed January 3, 2008).
16. Committee to Protect Journalists, "Iraq: Journalists from Kurdish Weekly Face Arrest, Trial," news alert, May 2, 2006, available at
www.cpj.org/news/2006/mideast/iraq02may06na.html (accessed January 3, 2008).
17. Declassified Soviet papers document Barzani's interaction with the KGB. See, for example, Peter Ivashutin to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, September 27, 1961, as quoted in Kamal Said Qadir, "The Barzani Chameleon,"
Middle East Quarterly 14, no. 2 (Spring 2007), available at www.meforum.org/article/1681 (accessed January 3, 2008).
18. See, for example, Cathy McCann, "Iraq: Writer Kamal Sayid Qadir Detained Incommunicado," International PEN, December 16, 2005; Reporters without Borders, "Cyberdissident Still in Prison despite Release Announcement," news release, February 2, 2006, available at
www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=16104 (accessed January 3, 2008); and Kamal Said Qadir, "Iraqi Kurdistan's Downward Spiral."
19. Kurdistan Regional Government, "President Barzani to Ask Parliament to Reconsider Media Law," news release, December 20, 2007, available at
www.krg.org/articles/detail.asp?lngnr=12&smap=02010100&rnr=223&anr=22047 (accessed January 3, 2008).
20. "Kurdistan Islamic Union Attacked," Reuters, December 6, 2005.
21. James Glanz, "G.I.'s in Iraq Raid Iranians' Offices,"
New York Times, January 12, 2007.
22. Jay Price and Yaseen Taha, "Kurds Denounce U.S. Detention of Iranians," McClatchy-Tribune News Service, September 20, 2007.
23. "Barzani: Kirkuk to Join Kurdistan,"
Turkish Daily News, December 2, 2005.
24. Masud Barzani, interview by Elie Nakuzi,
Frankly Speaking, Al Arabiya TV, April 6, 2007.
25. Abdullah Öcalan, "We Are Fighting Turks Everywhere,"
Middle East Quarterly 5, no. 2 (June 1998), available at www.meforum.org/article/399 (accessed January 3, 2008).

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