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Minority Rights

2017

09

Oct

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Canada will pay compensation to thousands of indigenous ‘stolen children’

Canada’s government says it will pay millions of dollars in compensation to indigenous children who were taken from their families decades ago and placed up for adoption. The government said Friday that an estimated 20,000 indigenous children who were taken by welfare authorities between the 1960s and 1980s and placed for adoption or in foster […]

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Country: Canada
Source: Voice of America

19

Jul

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Neo-Nazi murder trial to hear last arguments in Germany

Closing arguments in a high-profile neo-Nazi murder trial in Germany will begin on Wednesday, the court announced on Tuesday. Members of the far-right terrorist group National Socialist Underground (NSU) are accused of killing at least eight Turkish immigrants, a Greek citizen and a German policewoman between 2000 and 2007. Presiding Judge Manfred Goetzl said at […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Anatolian News Agency

18

Jul

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Switzerland puzzles over citizenship test after lifelong resident fails

Should foreign residents have to know how to recycle waste oil before they can apply for citizenship? Are people who shop at local corner shops more deserving citizens than those who frequent supermarkets? And what kind of sport is “hornussing”? These are just some of the questions Switzerland is puzzling over after a 25-year-old failed […]

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Country: Switzerland
Source: Guardian

17

Jul

15 Temmuz Demokrasi ve Milli Birlik Günü etkinlikleri kapsamında Gençlik ve Spor Bakanlığı ile Avrupalı Türk Demokratlar Birliğinin (UETD) İngiltere şubesinin düzenlediği anma programı, Londra'nın kuzeyinde yer alan, Türkçe konuşan toplumun yoğun olarak yaşadığı Walthamstow bölgesindeki Walthamstow Belediye Sarayı'nda yapıldı.  ( Ian Adamson - Anadolu Ajansı )

London: PKK supporters target Turks at July 15 event

Sympathizers of the PKK terror organization attacked a group of Turks gathered at an event Friday in British capital. One policeman was injured when the 40-man strong group threw objects at the Turks who were in the Walthamstow Town Hall to commemorate the anniversary of the July 15 defeated coup in Turkey. There were more […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Anatolian News Agency

12

Jul

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Open NGO Letter to EU Member States and Institutions Regarding the Export of Surveillance Equipment

Open NGO Letter to EU Member States and Institutions Regarding the Export of Surveillance Equipment Following the alarming evidence that EU-made electronic surveillance equipment is still being exported to authoritarian countries around the world, we strongly urge all EU member states and institutions to respect their human rights obligations and call on them to prioritise […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Bahrain Watch

05

Jul

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PKK collects €25 million annually in Europe, Germany says

The PKK terror group collects €25 million (over $28 million) annually in donations from across Europe, Germany’s domestic intelligence service said in its report released on Tuesday. The group, which is listed as a terrorist organization by the European Union (EU), has collected more than €13 million (over $14 million) in Germany alone, between September […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Daily Sabah , Sputnik

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

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

12

Jun

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Norway proposes ban on full-face veils in schools

Norway aims to ban face-covering Muslim veils in kindergartens, schools and universities, the government said on Monday, the latest European nation to propose restrictions on wearing burqas and niqabs. France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Bulgaria and the German state of Bavaria have all imposed restrictions on wearing full-face veils in public places. Norway’s minority government, a […]

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Country: Norway
Source: Reuters

30

May

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UK’s ‘Big Brother’ anti-terror strategy is flawed, UN expert says

There has been an alarming shift towards criminalization of peaceful protest and free expression in the UK, according to a UN report. It warned about a growing “Big Brother” culture of state surveillance and suspicion. The report – which was drawn up before the May 22 suicide bomb attack in Manchester that killed 22 people […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: DW English