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Muslim inmates in Alaska fed pork during Ramadan: activists

A federal judge granted a restraining order Thursday forcing prison guards in Alaska to stop giving Muslim inmates pork as they break their fasts during Ramadan, rights campaigners said. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming Anchorage Correctional Complex had violated constitutional prohibitions against “cruel and unusual punishment.” CAIR said […]

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Country: United States
Source: AFP

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May

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Greece grants right of asylum to Turkish putschists

The Greek Council of State decided on Wednesday to provide a right of asylum to former soldiers who had fled Turkey during the defeated coup attempt on July 15, 2016. Greece’s supreme administrative court evaluated Greek government’s objection to the right of asylum given by the Greek Asylum Commission to Suleyman Ozkaynakci, one of former […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Dünya Bülteni , Anadolu Agency

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May

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Spanish rapper Valtonyc flees to Europe to avoid going to prison

Josep Miquel Arenas, aka Valtonyc, the Majorcan rapper who was ordered to enter prison no later than today (24 May), is believed to have fled Spain and to be in Belgium. The Catalan television station, TV3, announced that the rapper had gone to Belgium to avoid starting a three and a half year sentence. This […]

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Country: Spain
Source: Majorca Daily Bulletin , Star

23

May

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French government orders evacuation of Paris migrant camp

The French Interior Ministry on Monday pledged to evict about 2,300 migrants camped next to popular Parisian canals. The contentious decision has highlighted the problem of how European nations are managing the continuing migrant influx. For several months migrants have been settling on the banks of two canals in the northeast of Paris. Aid organizations […]

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Country: France
Source: Deutsche Welle

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May

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Belgian police fired bullet that killed migrant toddler, prosecutors say

A Belgian policeman fired the bullet that killed a two-year-old Kurdish girl during a high-speed chase of a van transporting migrants in Belgium last week, prosecutors confirmed Tuesday. Prosecutors announced the results of the probe into the death of Mawda Shawri, after officials said on Friday that she had died from a bullet wound in the […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: NDTV , TRT Haber

23

May

Riot police officers detain a protestor during a demonstration in Paris, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. French public services workers have gone on strike as part of their protest a government plan to cut 120,000 jobs by 2022. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Police use teargas and batons to suppress demonstrators in Paris, France

Clashes between police and groups of masked youths have erupted on the sidelines of a march by civil servants in Paris. Associated Press reporters at the scene saw at least a hundred young people from outside the labor protest take position at the front of the march Tuesday afternoon. Police officers repeatedly charged the interlopers, […]

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Country: France
Source: EBL News , Milat

22

May

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UK media watchdog Ofcom launched 3 new probes Into Russian broadcaster RT

UK media watchdog Ofcom said it had launched three new investigations into the RT broadcaster for breaches of content standards between April 30 and May 13. According to the organization’s bulletin, the investigations were launched over RT’s Crosstalk and News programs, aired on April 20, April 26 and May 4. Ofcom notes that the very fact of the beginning of the investigation does not […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Sputnik News

22

May

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Royal wedding: German broadcaster ZDF accused of racism in its coverage

German public broadcaster ZDF was heavily criticized on Saturday for its sometimes questionable coverage of the royal wedding. Social media users and news commentators found its coverage revealed deep-set racism among German media. The broadcaster responded that it takes viewer concerns seriously. Some of the comments that caused controversy Repeatedly describing Meghan Markle and black guests […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Deutsche Welle

21

May

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Danish integration minister calls Ramadan ‘dangerous’, ‘unsustainable’

Despite the fact that Ramadan is only observed by practicing Muslims, it can also impact the rest of Danish society, Immigration and Integration Minister Inger Støjberg of the Liberal Party wrote in an opinion piece published by the BT daily, urging Muslims to take a vacation on Ramadan in order not to endanger the lives of fellow Danes. According to Støjberg, who is known for her hardline stance in immigration […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: Sputnik , Sputnik News

21

May

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French weaken new laws on child rape

The French equalities minister has been accused of being soft on sexual abusers of children and of breaking a pledge that any adult who has sex with a child would be prosecuted for rape. Marlène Schiappa was the focus of anger from the opposition and activists after parliament passed a sexual offences bill that retained […]

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Country: France
Source: Euronews , The Times