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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.

2018

16

Nov

US will support Israel in UN Golan Heights resolution

The U.S. plans for the first time to vote against a United Nations resolution that calls on Israel to end its occupation of the Golan Heights, highlighting a shifting American perspective on the strategic plateau. A draft of an annual resolution expected to be voted on Friday by the UN General Assembly calls attention to […]

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Country: United States
Source: Bloomberg

16

Nov

First euthanasia prosecution launched in the Netherlands

Dutch authorities are prosecuting a doctor for performing euthanasia on a patient in the first case of its kind since its legalisation 16 years ago. The decision was taken after a regional euthanasia review board found she had “overstepped the mark” in euthanising the 74-year-old Alzheimer’s patient. Prosecutors allege the patient’s will was “unclear and […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: BBC

16

Nov

Pentagon: Troop contingent on US-Mexico border “pretty much peaked”

The number of U.S. active-duty troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border has “pretty much peaked” at the current total of 5,800, the Pentagon’s No. 2 official said on November 15. That is far below the 10,000 to 15,000 that President Donald Trump initially said would be needed to secure the border against what he called […]

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Country: United States
Source: Tucson

14

Nov

CIA considered using ‘truth serum’ on post-9/11 detainees

Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks. After months of research, the agency decided that a drug called Versed, a sedative often prescribed to reduce anxiety, was “possibly worth a try.” But in the […]

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Country: United States
Source: AP

14

Nov

FBI data shows sharp rise in US hate crimes

The FBI says hate crimes reports were up about 17% in 2017, marking a rise for the third year in a row, even though violent crime in America fell slightly overall. Crimes of antisemitism led the spike. An annual report from the US federal government released on Tuesday shows there were more than 7,100 reported hate […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Guardian

14

Nov

Former SS guard on trial admits he was aware of conditions in Nazi concentration camp

A 94-year-old former SS guard says he was aware of the terrible conditions endured by prisoners in the Stutthof concentration camp, but did not take part in atrocities against them. The dpa news agency reported that Johann Rehbogen, who is on trial facing hundreds of counts of accessory to murder, told the Muenster state court […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Independent

13

Nov

Belgian lawmaker suspected of spying for China

Filip Dewinter, a member of the Belgian Federal Parliament from the right-wing Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest) party, is suspected of advising a Belgium-based Chinese company, which allegedly attempted to influence the decision-making process in Belgium, the Het Laatste Nieuws newspaper reported on Monday. The Belgian State Security Service suspects that Dewinter maintained close links to a […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Sputnik

12

Nov

Bulgaria becomes latest EU state to shun U.N. migration pact

Bulgaria on Monday joined the growing ranks of European Union nations opposed to a United Nations pact that aims to regulate the treatment of migrants worldwide. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was approved in July by all 193 member nations except the United States, which backed out last year. It followed […]

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12

Nov

Banned Iceland palm oil Christmas ad ‘too political’

A Christmas advert highlighting the impact of palm oil on the environment will not be shown after it was deemed “too political”. Deeside-based food firm Iceland wanted to use a Greenpeace animation telling the story of rainforest destruction and the impact on the orangutan. But it was not approved by Clearcast, the body which assesses adverts […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: BBC

12

Nov

Secret army of 200 German SAS in neo-Nazi terror plot to slaughter politicians and immigrants

A secret army of 200 elite soldiers planned to slaughter politicians and immigrants in Germany, it is revealed today. Authorities have smashed the plot by serving and former neo-Nazi members of the country’s special forces to wreak havoc on “Day X”. The sensational conspiracy is uncovered in a seven-page report by Berlin news weekly Focus. […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Sun