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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

15

Aug

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Germany to send back refugees to Greece

Greece’s migration minister on Tuesday said Athens would begin to accept a number of refugees sent back from Germany. “The numbers will be low. We will accept a few hundred people in the coming months,” Giannis Mouzalas said, in comments broadcast on a private Greek television channel. Germany had decided to stop such returns to […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Anatolian News Agency

15

Aug

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Minneapolis police officer shoots Australian woman dead with body camera off

The mayor of Minneapolis demanded answers on Sunday after an Australian woman was shot and killed by a police officer in the city, having apparently reported a disturbance outside her home. Justine Damond, from Sydney, died on Saturday night. Police said an officer fatally shot a woman after responding to a 911 call received at […]

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Country: United States
Source: Daily Sabah

15

Aug

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Briton who stopped WannaCry attack arrested over separate malware claims

Marcus Hutchins, the 23-year-old British security researcher who was credited with stopping the WannaCry outbreak in its tracks by discovering a hidden “kill switch” for the malware, has been arrested by the FBI over his alleged involvement in separate malicious software targeting bank accounts. According to an indictment released by the US Department of Justice on Thursday, […]

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Source: The Guardian


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15

Aug

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Innvandrings- og inntegreringsminister Sylvi Listhaug (FrP) intervjues etter debatten på Evangeliesenteret i Østfold onsdag.
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Norwegian minister encourages refugees who shall travel to their home countries to report it

Sylvi Listhaug is urging ordinary people – especially those traveling with children – to report to the Immigration Dictoriate (UDI) that they are about to travel to their home country. “People have come to me this election campaign and have mentioned that neighbors and/or others in their community have been on holiday to the country […]

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Country: Norway
Source: Norway Today

11

Aug

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Frenchman who aided refugees gets suspended jail term

A French farmer who helped around 60 African refugees cross from Italy to France in 2016 on Tuesday received a four-month suspended jail sentence. The Court of Appeal of Aix-en-Provence convicted Cedric Herrou, 37, of assisting the entrance of illegal migrants and housing them, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in jail. The […]

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Country: France
Source: Anatolian News Agency

10

Aug

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Spain: Migrants held in poor conditions

Asylum seekers and other migrants arriving by sea to Spanish shores are held in poor conditions and face obstacles in applying for asylum. They are held for days in dark, dank cells in police stations. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), 7,847 people reached Spanish shores between January 1 and July 26, 2017, compared with […]

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Country: Spain
Source: Human Rights Watch

08

Aug

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‘Moral Blow’ to Germany: Poland’s Prospects to Get Reparations for Nazi Actions

Earlier, Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said that Germany was obliged to pay Poland military reparations for damage inflicted to the Poles during the Second World War. “It’s not true that the Polish state refused to get German military reparations. It was a Soviet colony called the Polish People’s Republic, which refused to receive a part of the reparations from the then puppet […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Sputniknews , Eurotopics

04

Aug

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Mediterranean migrant arrivals reach 115,109 in 2017; 2,397 Deaths

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 115,109 migrants, including refugees, entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 2 August, with almost 83 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 261,228 arrivals across the region through 2 August 2016. IOM Rome reports that according to official […]

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Country: Italy
Source: IOM , DW World

03

Aug

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The 2016 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons

The 2016 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons is the third of its kind mandated by the General Assembly through the 2010 United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. It covers 136 countries and provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at global, regional and national […]

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Country: United States
Source: UNODC , VOA News

02

Aug

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NSU trial: Prosecutor says defendants provided main murder weapon

In his closing arguments Monday, public prosecutor Jochen Weingarten said the two co-defendants had aided and abetted the Nationalist Socialist Underground (NSU), a right-wing extremist terrorist gang responsible for 10 murders between 2000 and 2007. Ralf Wohlleben, a former official at the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD), and Carsten S. stand accused of procuring a […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW World