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What you will see here is a collection of human rights violations by the United States and European countries. Despite their efforts to portray themselves as a consistent democratic whole, the United States and European countries have their own inner political contradictions. In strict contrast to the ‘rule of law’, they monitor and censor the media; protesters are often met with police violence; and people are arbitrarily designated as terror suspects under extensive terror laws and their rights are violated.

2017

20

Nov

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Denmark discusses ban on ‘Muslim beard’ ahead of elections

Doctors sporting full beards should not be allowed to practice in Danish hospitals, the right-wing Danish People’s Party has said, arguing voluminous facial hair is a clear manifestation of Islamic faith. The comments caused a huge social media backlash. The idea was recently floated by Henrik Thorup, a top Danish People’s Party (DF) candidate in […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: RT

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Nov

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Dutch mayor stops anti-Piet and anti-racist rally

Mayor Marga Waanders of Dongeradeel, the police and Public Prosecutor decided to put a stop to a call on Facebook for Friesland residents to try and stop anti-Zwarte Piet activists reaching Dokkum, where Sinterklaas will make his national arrival on Saturday. In an open letter, the Mayor called on everyone coming to see Sinterklaas’ arrival […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: NLTimes

17

Nov

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Czech Republic to host European anti-migrant, anti-Muslim parties in mid-December

A new model of cooperation will be on the agenda of the meeting of European anti-migrant and anti-Muslim parties, to be attended by Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders, in Prague in mid-December, Tomio Okamura, leader of the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) movement, told journalists on Wednesday. “There will be a discussion of the […]

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Country: Czech Republic
Source: Prague Daily Monitor

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Nov

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Hate crimes -especially against Muslims- in the United States increased last year, the FBI says

The number of reported hate crimes in the United States has risen for the second straight year in 2016, according to statistics released by the FBI. The number of hate crimes in 2016 was 6,121 – about a 5% jump from 2015. About half of those incidents were motivated by race, the agency says. The […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC

17

Nov

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Family fight police brutality against London black activist

THE BLACK community in Brixton is coming together to protest a reported police brutality case against a local activist. Tumaini Joseph was arrested on August 28 at Notting Hill Carnival, allegedly for assaulting a police officer. However, the young man spent the night in hospital after his encounter with the police, during which – several […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Voice Online

17

Nov

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Texas cop shoots unarmed black man for entering his own truck

The Mesquite, Texas police department and the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office are investigating Mesquite officers who shot and injured an unarmed Black man the cops suspected of breaking into a truck that it turns out belonged to the suspect, WFAA-TV reported. “That truck was his. How can you burglarize your own car?” said Lyndo Jones’ attorney Justin Moore, […]

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Country: United States
Source: NEWSONE

16

Nov

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Tennessee deputies tortured 19-year-old inmate with Tasers while he was strapped to a chair

A trio of US police officers have been suspended after footage appears to show them torturing a teenager with a taser while he pleads with them to let him die instead. Eighteen-year-old Jordan Elias Norris, who was arrested on weapons and drugs charges in November 2016, has now filed a lawsuit against the deputies – […]

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Country: United States
Source: Newshub

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Nov

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EU’s policy of helping Libya intercept migrants is ‘inhuman’, says UN

The EU’s policy of aiding Libyan authorities to intercept migrants and return them to detention is “inhuman”, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The UN’s human rights chief accused European countries of ignoring warnings over the deal struck with Libya. Authorities say it has caused detainees to rise sharply to almost 20,000. UN monitors who […]

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Country: European Union
Source: BBC

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Nov

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Police clash with ‘hundreds of youths’ in downtown Brussels

Police clashed with the rowdy fans of a French social media star who called for his followers to meet him in the centre of Brussels on Wednesday, November 15. These videos taken by Brussels-based journalism student Katya Bohdan showed crowds of people gathered for Snapchat and Instagram star Vargasss92 in Place de la Monnaie and the following […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Yahoo News

15

Nov

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Tennessee teacher suspended for posting Snapchat video of student having hijab removed

A teacher has been suspended after removing a pupil’s hijab headscarf in front of her classmates. Footage was posted to Snapchat at a school in Nashville in the United States, with the use of the caption “pretty hair”. Other children in the footage can be seen playing with the girl’s hair, while a second video goes under […]

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Country: United States
Source: Mirror