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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

23

Jun

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France presents new security bill amid extremist threats

French President Emmanuel Macron’s new government presented a security bill Thursday to beef up police powers amid extremist threats to Europe. Macron insists the bill discussed at a Cabinet meeting won’t infringe on freedoms, but rights groups fear France is heading for a permanent state of emergency. His government is seeking to extend France’s existing […]

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Country: France
Source: Seattle Times

22

Jun

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German firms breach human rights abroad, says study

An NGO study has found that foreign operations of German companies have been responsible for numerous human rights abuses. Rights groups have urged the German government to crack down on such violations. In a joint publication released Wednesday, NGOs Germanwatch and Misereor have highlighted numerous examples of human rights abuses by German companies operating abroad. […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW English

21

Jun

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One year on: EU’s approach to migration is failing

12 months ago the EU launched a partnership approach for working with African countries on managing migration. To date this has failed to provide safe and regular channels for migration or offer long-term solutions that improve the lives of people on the move, said Oxfam today. European heads of state and government, meeting today in […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Oxfam , DW

20

Jun

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NSU victims’ families sue German government over investigation errors

Members of the families of two men who were killed by the right-wing terror cell the “National-Socialist Underground” (NSU) are now suing over multiple investigative failures, German media reported on Sunday. The district court in Nuremberg confirmed to news agency DPA that two cases filed against the German federal government and the states of Thuringia […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW English , Sputnik

20

Jun

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Growing awareness of colonial past fuels radicalisation, says Czech minister

An awakening in the Muslim world about the atrocities committed in the west’s colonial past is feeding contemporary radicalisation of communities, said the Czech foreign minister on Wednesday. In a dark speech that he described as brutal and difficult, Lubomír Zaorálek, the likely Social Democrat candidate for prime minister in the October elections, warned that […]

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Country: Czech Republic
Source: The Guardian

19

Jun

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Record 65 Million Displaced by Global Conflicts, U.N. Says

More people are on the run than ever before in recorded history, the United Nationss said in a report released Monday. They include those fleeing marauders in South Sudan, drug gangs in Central America, and the Islamic State in the Iraqi cities of Mosul and Falluja. While most are displaced within their own countries, an […]

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Country: United States
Source: New York Times , Euronews

19

Jun

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Seattle Cops Fatally Shoot Knife-Wielding Woman Who Called For Help

Two white Seattle police officers on Sunday fatally shot a 30-year-old black mother who had called them to investigate a burglary and whose family said had deteriorating mental health. Both Seattle Police Department officers opened fire on the woman, named by family as Charleena Lyles, inside the apartment building after they said she confronted them […]

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Country: United States
Source: Huffington Post

17

Jun

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Europol says the PKK is targeting Turkish institutions across the EU

A report by the European police body Europol says the PKK terror group remains operative in Europe and has strong support in France, Italy and Switzerland. The PKK terror group attacked Turkish institutions and private property across Europe last year, the EU’s top law enforcement body said on Thursday. “A number of incidents targeting Turkish […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: TRT World , Europol

16

Jun

Rechtsextremist Horst Mahler steht am Freitag, 28. Februar 2003, am Landgereicht Mainz wegen Billigung einer Straftat vor Gericht.  Mahler hatte die Anschlaege am 11. September auf das World Trade Center als Tat mutiger Krieger bezeichnet. Mit einer Dia-Show will er seine Sichtweise der Dinge erlaeutern. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)




---Right wing extremist Horst Mahler sits in the supreme court of Mainz, central Germany, Friday, Feb. 28, 2003. He is accused of accepting the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center. With a slide show Mahler wants to explain his actual point of view concerning the terrorist attack. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) Der Rechtsextremist Horst Mahler steht im Februar 2003 vor dem Landgericht Mainz wegen Billigung einer Straftat.  Mahler hatte die Anschläge am 11. September auf das World Trade Center als Tat mutiger Krieger bezeichnet. Mit einer Dia-Show wollte er seine Sichtweise der Dinge erläutern. Der einstige APO-Anwalt ist der letzte Überlebende des Gründerquartetts der RAF. Er hatte in den siebziger Jahren die Angeklagten von Stammheim vor Gericht mitverteigt, außerdem liefen bei ihm 1969/70 die Fäden für das Projekt Untergrund zusammen.

Hungary hands over ex-RAF guerrilla Horst Mahler to Germany

The 81-year-old Horst Mahler  was handed to German officials at Budapest airport after being arrested in May, according to the news agency MTI, which cited Hungarian police. He was greeted by lawyers after landing in Berlin and transferred to a Brandenburg prison. Mahler, once a lawyer, was jailed for 10 years in 2009 for repeated incitement […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: DW English

15

Jun

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Germany plans to fingerprint children and spy on personal messages

Germany is planning a new law giving authorities the right to look at private messages and fingerprint children as young as 6, the interior minister said on Wednesday after the last government gathering before a national election in September. Ministers from central government and federal states said encrypted messaging services, such as WhatsApp and Signal, […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Fortune