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Anti-Terror Policies

2017

23

Apr

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Controversy hits OSCE’s objectivity after Turkey report

After a report by international observers criticizing the conduct of Turkey’s April 16 referendum, controversy casts doubt on the observers’ impartiality. On April 17, a joint report by Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) election observers claimed that an “unlevel playing field” had characterized […]

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Country: Austria
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Apr

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Dortmund attack: Perpetrator is a Russian-German who acted out of greed

A 28-year-old German-Russian citizen was arrested Friday in Germany on suspicion of bombing the bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team in an attack last week that officials alleged was motivated by financial greed. A Dortmund player and a policeman were injured in the triple blasts last week as the bus was heading to the […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Associated Press

23

Mar

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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

21

Mar

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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

08

Mar

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WikiLeaks publishes ‘biggest ever leak of secret CIA documents’

The US intelligence agencies are facing fresh embarrassment after WikiLeaks published what it described as the biggest ever leak of confidential documents from the CIA detailing the tools it uses to break into phones, communication apps and other electronic devices. The thousands of leaked documents focus mainly on techniques for hacking and reveal how the […]

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Country: United States
Source: Guardian

2016

22

Dec

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NYPD Turns ‘Prosecutor’ To Fend Off Lawsuits Making Civil Rights Advocates Uneasy

It is reported that New York Police Department has taken on a prosecutorial role in a new effort to fend off lawsuits — a move civil rights advocates consider a conflict of interest and an attempt to chill political protest. NYPD brass told the Daily News too many cases involving people they consider professional protesters […]

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Country: United States
Source: New York Daily News

22

Dec

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European Countries Tighten Security in Wake of Nice Terror Attack

European countries began tightening security in its cities and around its borders Friday in wake of the terror attack in Nice, France that left 84 dead and several others injured. With Belgian’s national holiday celebrations coming up next week, Prime Minister Charles Michel convened a National Security Council meeting to make sure adequate security measures […]

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Country: United States
Source: Fox News

04

Nov

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French teen gets jail sentence for naming Wi-Fi network after DAESH

On 4 November 2016, a French court has handed a three-month suspended jail sentence to a teenager who named his domestic Wi-Fi network after the DAESH terrorist group. “There was no sympathy for terrorism! There was only the word ‘Daesh21’,” said his lawyer Karima Manhouli, noting he would appeal his client’s criminal conviction. “It was […]

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Country: France
Source: Guardian

03

Nov

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Belgian counterterrorism measures raise rights concerns

On 3 November 2016, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report on Belgium’s problematic counterterrorism laws and heavy-handed operations of its police in the past year. The 56-page report details measures that place prisoners detained for terrorism in prolonged isolation, and allow the government to suspend passports and review terrorism suspects’ phone and email logs […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: HRW

26

Oct

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US government wants to read travelers’ tweets before letting them in

Soon, foreign visitors to the United States will be expected to tell U.S. authorities about their social media accounts. U.S. Customs and Border Protection wants to start collecting “information associated with your online presence” from travelers from countries eligible for a visa waiver, including much of Europe and a handful of other countries. Earlier this […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Intercept