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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.

2018

21

Feb

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Netherlands has granted asylum to 73 pct of applications filed by Turkish coup suspects since 2016: Report

The Netherlands has granted asylum to 73 percent of the applications of Turkish suspects linked to the Gülen network, widely accused to have orchestrated the deadly coup attempt on July 15, 2016, according to a report on Feb. 21 by the BBC’s Turkish service. A total of 509 asylum applications were made by Turkish nationals […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Hurriyet Daily News

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UK: Labour expels Jewish anti-Zionist Tony Greenstein

he Labour Party on Sunday expelled prominent Jewish anti-Zionist Tony Greenstein, citing his allegedly abusive language and his criticism of leading pro-Israel figures in the UK’s main opposition party. A disciplinary panel expelled Greenstein for what it claimed was online abuse. But Greenstein disputes this and says the real reason was that he has spoken out against the […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Electronic Intifada

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Austin council member denied a visit with asylum-seeker in detention

Advocates for a suicidal woman held at an immigrant detention center in Taylor who has alleged she was sexually assaulted by a guard have stepped up pressure on officials to release her amid reports that her health was declining. Austin City Council Member Greg Casar issued a news release Tuesday asking for the release of […]

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Country: United States
Source: Statesman

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Feb

TO GO WITH HEALTH-INDIA-SOCIETY BY YASMEEN MOHIUDDIN

Members of Sanjali take part in a yoga session at the Sanjali daycare rehabilitation centre for mental illnesses in New Delhi on May 28, 2009. Most of the patients at the Sanjali rehabilitation centre in New Delhi cannot explain why they are there or what their lives were like before chronic mental illness struck. But they are among the lucky few in India to receive regular treatment in a country where discussing mental health carries a huge stigma and mental hospitals are often strict and frightening institutions. Experts say around 20 million Indians are afflicted with serious mental disorders, and most are hidden from public view by their families. Treatment normally ranges from temple visits to sessions with informal faith healers or more extreme "cures" involving everything from witchcraft to iron chains.  AFP PHOTO/ Manpreet ROMANA / AFP PHOTO / MANPREET ROMANA

Dramatic rise in suicides among asylum seeker children in Sweden

More asylum seekers from the “unaccompanied children” age bracket tend to kill themselves while waiting for a residence permit in Sweden. A survey by the Karolinska Institute put suicide as the leading cause of death in this age group, with an incidence ten times higher than that among their Swedish peers. In 2017 alone, twelve […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: Sputnik

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UK knowingly returns Afghan asylum seekers back to risk of death

Calls for the Home Office to stop returning asylum seekers to Afghanistan have intensified after a report that showed that the number of civilian casualties in the country exceeded 10,000 for the fourth year running in 2017. In all, 3,438 civilians were killed last year and 7,015 were wounded, according to a report released last week by […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian

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Germany’s crisis: Now anti-migrant AfD become second largest party in shock poll

A poll published on Monday by the newspaper Bild put the Alternative for Germany (AfD) on 16 percent, showing that they are currently more popular than the Social Democrats (SPD). The poll, conducted by INSA put the AfD on 16 percent, just ahead of the SPD on 15.5 percent. The poll marks the lowest support […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Local

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Feb

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Italy’s Northern League pledges mass migrant deportations

Italy’s far-right Northern League has promised to introduce mass deportations of asylum seekers to Africa as part of a radical reshaping of migration policies if it wins next month’s elections. The party, led by Matteo Salvini, would also seek to force asylum courts to disregard the circumstances of a migrant’s journey in any deliberation about […]

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Country: Italy
Source: The Guardian

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Feb

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ICC gets over 1 million testimonies from Afghans suing US, CIA, Gov’t over war crimes

The International Criminal Court began collecting material three months ago for a possible war crimes case involving armed actors Afghanistan. More than one million statements from Afghan people and organizations have been submitted to the International Criminal Court alleging war crimes were committed by several actors in the country including the U.S. military, the CIA, Afghan forces and the Taliban, local groups working […]

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Country: United States
Source: Telesur

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Feb

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Poland to freeze law returning stolen property to Jewish survivors

The Polish government has decided to “re-examine” a draft bill to compensate Holocaust survivors for property confiscated from Jews during World War 2, Ynet reported, citing the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO), which expressed a concern that the Polish Justice Ministry would slip the bill into cold storage for the foreseeable future. WJRO chairman Gideon […]

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Country: Poland
Source: Jewish Press

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Feb

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Ex-CIA director: US meddles in foreign elections for a ‘very good cause’

Following a federal indictment of Russians accused of meddling in the U.S election, a former CIA director on Friday said the U.S. “probably” meddles in other countries’ elections, as well. The Russian embassy flagged his comments. When asked whether the U.S. interferes in other countries’ elections, James Woolsey said, “Well, only for a very good cause […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Hill