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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.

2020

01

Dec

Photo reveals Australian soldier drinking beer out of dead Taliban fighter’s prosthetic leg

Senior Australian special forces soldiers drank beer out of the prosthetic leg of a dead Taliban soldier at an unauthorised bar in Afghanistan – with a photograph of the act being revealed for the first time by Guardian Australia. A number of photographs obtained by the Guardian show one senior soldier – who is still […]

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Country: Australia
Source: SPUTNIK , The Guardian

27

Nov

EU border agency Frontex director ‘aware of illegal refugee pushbacks’

European border security agency Frontex’s director Fabrice Leggeri has been aware of systematic refugee “pushbacks” from Greece to Turkey in the Aegean Sea. In a “Serious Incident Report”, Frontex officials have recorded incidents violating fundamental rights, incidents that implicate their own border officials, German Der Spiegel news website reported. Spiegel said Leggeri was aware of […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT HABER , TRTWORLD

26

Nov

The Council of State confirms the dissolution of BarakaCity and the closure of the Pantin mosque

The State Council confirmed on Wednesday November 25 the dissolution of the NGO BarakaCity and the temporary closure of the Pantin mosque. The Council of State confirmed on Wednesday the dissolution of the NGO BarakaCity and the temporary closure of the Pantin mosque, considering like the government that they had disseminated messages inciting hatred or […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT HABER , The Blend

21

Nov

French children could get ID numbers to keep them from ‘the clutches of Islamists’

Macron is attempting to tackle what he calls “Islamist separatism” Each child in France will be given an ID number to ensure they are attending school and not in “the clutches of Islamists” under a proposed French law on preventing radicalisation in the wake of a string of attacks. In September, President Emmanuel Macron had […]

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Country: France
Source: , RD

20

Nov

European body asks Greece to reform detention system

The conditions in which migrants are held in Greece’s detention facilities are inhumane and degrading, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) said in a report Thursday. After a visit by officials of the committee to the country’s facilities from March 13-17 this year, it was […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT HABER , AA

20

Nov

France’s Macron issues ‘republican values’ ultimatum to Muslim leaders

French President Emmanuel Macron has asked Muslim leaders to accept a “charter of republican values” as part of a broad clampdown on radical Islam. On Wednesday he gave the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) a 15-day ultimatum to accept the charter. The CFCM has agreed to create a National Council of Imams, which […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT HABER , BBC

19

Nov

German lawmakers back motion to ban certain Turkish associations

MPs back a motion asking German government to closely monitor and counter the so-called nationalist Grey Wolves group, following France which recently banned the movement Turkey has repeatedly said does not exist. German lawmakers have called on the government to consider banning Turkish associations linked with the so-called Grey Wolves movement, shortly after France outlawed […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT HABER , TRT WORLD

17

Nov

The President vs. the American Media

The president has some bones to pick with the American media: about our “bias,” our obsession with racism, our views on terrorism, our reluctance to express solidarity, even for a moment, with his embattled republic. So President Emmanuel Macron of France called me on Thursday afternoon from his gilded office in the Élysée Palace to […]

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Country: France
Source: SABAH , NYT

17

Nov

How the U.S. Military Buys Location Data from Ordinary Apps

A Muslim prayer app with over 98 million downloads is one of the apps connected to a wide-ranging supply chain that sends ordinary people’s personal data to brokers, contractors, and the military. The U.S. military is buying the granular movement data of people around the world, harvested from innocuous-seeming apps, Motherboard has learned. The most […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT HABER , Vice

16

Nov

Report: Care homes policies violated human rights in Belgium

Amnesty International said Belgium authorities “abandoned” thousands of elderly people who died in nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic following an investigation published Monday going through a series of inadequacies described by the group as “human rights violations.” One of the hardest-hit countries in Europe, Belgium has reported more than 531,000 confirmed virus cases and […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: TRT HABER , AP