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United Kingdom

2017

24

Nov

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More rape & violent sex crime in England & Wales than anywhere else in Europe

England and Wales has the highest number of violent rapes in Europe, according to official statistics published Thursday. Almost a third of sex crimes in the EU were recorded by police forces in the two countries, the figures show. Data from Eurostat, the official statistics organization of the EU, show that 64,500 violent sex crimes, […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: RT

21

Nov

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UK: Hijab-wearing primary girls to be questioned

Britain’s primary school inspectors will question girls who wear the Muslim headscarf at school, the head of the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) and the chief inspector of schools, Amanda Spielman, said. She explained the move was to tackle situations in which wearing a hijab “could be interpreted as sexualisation” of school children. Spielman’s […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Anadolu Agency

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

09

Nov

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Islamophobes are more likely to abuse Muslim women than men

An annual study into Islamophobia by Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) showed that there was a 4% rise in reports of abusive behaviour against Muslims in Britain. Women who wear traditional Islamic clothing, such as a hijab or niqab, were the most likely group to face abuse, Tell MAMA said. The organisation said: ‘Given the […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Metro News

23

Oct

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Police officer caught ‘kneeing’ suspect five times after fellow cops pin him down

A police officer appears to repeatedly knee a suspect that fellow cops had pinned down in disturbing footage. Steven Walker was walking home when he saw detectives arrive at a suspected armed robbery at a shop in Bolton, Greater Manchester. The dad-of-two filmed about six officers apprehending three men last Thursday. His footage shows a police car come skidding […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Mirror

16

Oct

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Foster charities fear child refugee crackdown after Parsons Green attack

Britain’s largest fostering charity has made an impassioned plea that the Parsons Green terror attack should not lead to a new crackdown on child refugees coming to Britain. Eighteen-year-old Ahmed Hassan, who is believed to have arrived illegally in the UK two years ago as an orphan from Iraq, was charged with the terror attack that injured […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian

16

Oct

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UK: Internet giants could face a crackdown

Facebook and Google could be forced to uphold the same standards as newspapers and other publications as part of a Government crackdown, it has emerged. Ministers are looking at whether to classify social media giants as publications instead of communication platforms, which would bind them to strict rules and make them responsible for everything they […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Telegraph

27

Sep

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Man Found Guilty Under UK Terrorism Laws After Refusing To Reveal Passwords

A man who refused to provide passwords to his electronic devices when stopped by British police was found guilty under terrorism laws at a court in London on Monday, in a case that campaigners say threatens personal privacy. Muhammad Rabbani, 36, the international director of campaign group CAGE was found guilty of willfully obstructing or […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: NDTV

07

Sep

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‘National Action neo-nazis’ arrested by anti-terror police are members of British Army

Four active duty members of the British Army have been arrested, under the country’s anti-terror laws, on alleged involvement in a banned neo-nazi group. Along with a fifth person, a civilian, they are suspected of being members of National Action, the first far-right group to be banned in the U.K. for promoting violence and terrorist […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: TIME

05

Sep

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Refugees targeted by ‘deliberate’ fire in Edinburgh

An Egyptian refugee living in Scotland has told the BBC he fears for the lives of his children after a fire attack at their home in Edinburgh. The father-of-four claims his family was the target of a blaze at a block of flats in the Wester Hailes area of the city on Saturday. Police said […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: BBC