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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

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WikiLeaks: CIA can infect ‘factory fresh’ iPhones and Mac computers

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has technology capable of infecting “factory fresh” iPhones and has been bugging the devices since at least 2008, WikiLeaks claimed Thursday. In a statement released on its website, the whistleblowing organization said the technology developed by the CIA’s Embedded Development Branch (EDB) was designed to be physically installed onto new […]

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Country: United States
Source: VOA

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Trump administration orders ‘increased scrutiny’ for visas

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has directed US diplomatic missions to identify “populations warranting increased scrutiny” and toughen screening for visa applicants in those groups, according to diplomatic cables seen by Reuters and,published by New York Times. He has also ordered a “mandatory social media check” for all applicants who have ever been present […]

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Country: United States
Source: Reuters , New York Times

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Mar

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Verheugen: German rally bans violated democratic rules

The European Union’s former enlargement chief has criticized the German authorities for banning Turkish campaign rallies and has called for a de-escalation of tensions between the two countries. “I think that the bans and obstructions are violating the democratic rules and they are an insult to Turkish citizens living in Germany,” Gunter Verheugen said in […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Anatolian News Agency

23

Mar

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In a shameful action, EP President bans Daily Sabah of Turkey from EP

Following a campaign to ban distribution of Daily Sabah copies at the European Parliament (EP), President Antonio Tajani made a scandalous decision on Wednesday to stop presence of the newspaper at the parliament. The hate-campaign was started by Jeroen Lenaers, a Christian Democrat and Dutch member of the European Parliament, who sent a letter to […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Daily Sabah

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Coalition air strikes kill at least 200 civilians in Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq — At least 200 people have been killed in air strikes in the Mosul al-Jadida neighborhood of Mosul, most of them believed to be civilians. Rudaw correspondent in Mosul Hevidar Ahmed said that 130 of the people were killed inside one house alone. Around 100 others were hit inside another. The advance of […]

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Country: United States
Source: Rudaw

23

Mar

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Belgian migration minister criticizes aid groups for rescuing migrants

Belgium’s migration minister on Tuesday attacked aid groups for saving drowning migrants in the Mediterranean, saying they were only causing more death by doing so, earning himself a rebuke from his own prime minister. Thousands of migrants have drowned on their journey across the central Mediterranean in the last couple of years, as millions make […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Reuters

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Mar

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1,000 Roma face homelessness in Italy

Up to 1,300 people are at risk of being made homeless as local authorities prepare to evict Romani families from the informal settlement of Gianturco, in Naples, southern Italy. Around 200 people will be rehoused in a new segregated camp being built by the municipality. However, that still leaves several hundred more with nowhere to […]

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Country: Italy
Source: Amnesty International

22

Mar

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US-led coalition airstrike kills 33 civilians in N. Syria

At least 33 people were killed in a US-led coalition strike on a school used as a centre for displaced people near a jihadist-held Syrian town, a monitor said Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strike south of Al-Mansoura, a town held by the Islamic State group in the northern province of […]

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Country: United States
Source: AFP

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UNICEF critical of refugee children’s situation in Germany

Many child asylum-seekers in Germany still have to spend long periods in unsafe and overcrowded shelters, and some have only limited access to education and don’t receive adequate health care, according to a new survey released by the U.N. children’s agency Tuesday. The UNICEF study on the situation of the 350,000 children and teenagers who […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Associated Press

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Twitter suspends hundreds of thousands of accounts linked to “terrorism”

Twitter announced on Tuesday that it had suspended 376,890 accounts in the second half of 2016 alone amid growing calls for internet companies to prevent the spread of hate speech online. All in all, the microblogging platform blocked a total of 636,248 accounts from August 2015 as it sets out to combat “violent extremism.” Twitter […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW World