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Netherlands

2019

04

Apr

Minority discrimination up 68 pct in Dutch schools

Discrimination in schools against minorities has increased 68 percent in the Netherlands compared to the previous academic year, according to a new report. The Inspection Board of the Dutch Ministry of Education revealed on Wednesday that there had been a “large increase” in discrimination against ethnic minorities, according to complaints reported to school safety inspectors […]

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Source: TRT Haber , AA

03

Apr

Netherlands postpones burqa ban in public places

The authorities of the Netherlands have pushed back the ban on wearing Muslim female veil that covers the face, known as burqa, for one month, to August 1, the Dutch News media reported on Monday citing Interior Minister Kajsa Ollongren. Ollongren said that the extension had been prompted by the request of schools, who reported that it […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Haberler , Sputnik

22

Mar

Anti-immigration populists surge in fragmented Dutch elections

An anti-immigration populist party has won the most votes in elections for the upper house of parliament in the Netherlands, days after a shooting in Utrecht, robbing the governing coalition of its majority and forcing it to seek new alliances on the left. In a further fragmentation of Dutch politics, the Forum for Democracy (FvD) […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: BBC , The Guardian

05

Mar

Bahraini refugee, deported by the Netherlands, is jailed for life

An asylum seeker from Bahrain who was rejected by the Netherlands and deported back to the Gulf state has been sentenced to life in prison without being given a fair trial, refugee groups and Amnesty International have told the NRC. The organisations base their claims on statements from the man’s family and his lawyer, the […]

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Source: Dutch News

28

Feb

Dutch court rules against Muslim man who refused to shave beard for job

A Dutch court has backed the suspension of a Muslim man’s benefits over his refusal on religious grounds to shave his beard while on training for a job. The unnamed man had been offered a job as an asbestos removal officer but was subsequently told he would need to be clean shaven in order to […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Euro News , The Guardian

28

Feb

In the Netherlands, the MP said freedom to insult the Prophet Muhammad

A teacher was suspended from the Hoofdvaart College in Hoofddorp in January for insulting the Prophet Mohammad, the Telegraaf reports based on the suspension letter from the school management, which the newspaper has in its possession. According to the letter, the teacher said that the Prophet Mohammad was married to an 8-year-old girl and that this is […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: En Son Haber , NL Times

18

Feb

Dutch far-right leader Wilders drafts bill to ban dual citizens from voting, candidacy

In their latest move to strip minorities of their rights and provoke xenophobia in the Netherlands, the far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) led by Geert Wilders presented a draft bill to the Dutch parliament to strip dual citizens of their right to vote and stand for election. Wilders also shared the draft bill from his […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: BBC , DS

04

Feb

Dutch court denies the Netherlands’ liability for Srebrenica genocide

The Dutch Supreme Court should overturn a ruling making the Netherlands partly liable for the deaths of about 300 Muslim men in Srebrenica in 1995 during the Bosnian war, its advisor said on Friday, denying the country’s liability for the worst mass killing on European soil since World War II. The failure of Dutch U.N. […]

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Source: Sabah , Daily Sabah

2018

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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Source: BBC

05

Nov

TICF wants politician Wilders banned from twitter

The Turkish-Islamic cultural federation TICF, a foundation that speaks for 144 Turkish mosques in the Netherlands, demands that Twitter block the account of PVV leader Geert Wilders. According to the TICF, many of Wilders’ statements are contrary to Twitter’s terms of use. If Twitter does not block the populist politician’s account, the foundation will go […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: NL times