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Belgium

2020

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

12

Aug

Antwerp mosques file complaint against far-right Vlaams Belang for inciting hatred

Two mosques in Antwerp are filing a complaint against the far-right Vlaams Belang political party and its chairman Tom Van Grieken for spreading images on social media which they feel incite hatred and discrimination. The Al Aqsa Mosque and the adjacent Cultural Centre Mosque Omar in the northern district of Antwerp are filing a complaint, […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: HABER TÜRK , The Brussels Time

19

Jun

‘I was very moved’: MEP Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana on applause after racism debate speech

A black MEP has told Euronews of her emotion after receiving a standing ovation for her speech during a debate on racism. MEPs applauded Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana after her address on Wednesday in which she claimed police had humiliated her during an incident in Brussels. She alleged officers turned violent with her after she tried to […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: EN , EN

08

Jun

In Belgium, police put reverse clamp on 13-year-old boy

In Belgium, the police put a reverse handcuff on the 13-year-old boy and detained him. Increased racism and police violence are being protested in many countries in Europe after the black murder of George Floyd in the USA by the police. On June 1, in the Saint-Gilles region of Brussels, the capital of Belgium, the images that the […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: CNN , SOMAG

18

May

Belgium: Workers protest during PM’s hospital visit

Hundreds of medical staffers, in a sign of protest, turned their backs on Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes during her Saturday visit to a hospital in the capital Brussels. The premier was on her maiden to two healthcare institutions since the coronavirus outbreak. The employees of the Saint Peter hospital gave a “guard of dishonor” […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: HABER TÜRK , AA

02

Apr

Shortage of Drugs and Equipment: Brussels Hospitals Sound the Alarm

Hospitals in the Belgian capital called on the federal government on Wednesday to address a shortage of medicines and equipment, as COVID-19 patients continue to arrive at intensive care units that are starting to fill up. “Federal authorities do not seem to see or hear that the reality is that hospitals are in a massive […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: EN , USN

21

Jan

Vlaams Belang files a complaint against Arabic LEZ posters

The cabinet of ships Tine Heyse says that the posters were drawn up correctly, according to the rules of the Standing Committee for Language Supervision. The Ghent city government launched a major information campaign to inform Gentenaar of the Low Emission Zone (LEZ), which will be enforced from next month. To prevent vulnerable groups from dropping […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: BBC , Hln

19

Jan

Turkish-origin mayor Kır expelled from Belgium’s Socialist Party for welcoming MHP mayors

A Turkish-origin deputy and mayor in Belgium has been expelled from the Socialist Party (PS) after accepting a delegation comprised of Turkish mayor that included members of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). The party’s disciplinary committee convened Friday and ruled for the expulsion of Emir Kır, the mayor Saint-Josse-ten-Noode municipality and a deputy of the […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: BBC , DS

02

Jan

Belçika’daki Türk belediye başkanına ölüm tehdidi

Belçika’nın başkenti Brüksel’in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode ilçesi Belediye Başkanı Emir Kır, Türkiye’den çeşitli belediye başkanlarından oluşan heyeti kabul etmesinin ardından sosyal medyadan ölüm tehditleri aldı. Kır, yaptığı yazılı açıklamada, sosyal medyada kendisine yönelik ‘nefret ve şiddet içeren çağrılar yapılmasının’ açıkça suç teşkil ettiğini belirterek, ırkçı saldırıların, kendisinin Türk belediye başkanlarını ağırlamasıyla arttığını ifade etti. Sosyal medyadaki saldırılar […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Hürriyet

2019

26

Dec

Appeals court upholds school headscarf ban

Overturning a previous ruling, Belgian appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ban on wearing headscarves in two schools in the country’s Flemish region. In 2018, the parents of 11 students filed a case against the ban in the northeastern Maasmechelen municipality and won the case. This August, a court in Tongeren also ruled that the […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: AA , TRT Haber