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2019

23

May

Birmingham aid worker in Syria stripped of UK citizenship

A veteran aid worker from Birmingham is among scores of British nationals stripped of their citizenship because of suspicion surrounding their activities in Syria, Middle East Eye can reveal. Mohammed Shakiel Shabir, who has been based in opposition-held Idlib province for the past four years, said he had been informed by the government that his […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: MEE

23

May

Wrongfully convicted man who served 45 years in prison to get $1.5M

A Michigan man who spent 45 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit — the longest a wrongfully convicted person has ever served in America — will get a $1.5 million payout from the state. Richard Phillips was 27 years old when he was imprisoned for a fatal shooting in Detroit in 1971 […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , NYP

22

May

Arizona prisons ban book “Chokehold” about black men in justice system

Arizona has banned prisoners from reading a book that discusses the impact of the criminal justice system on black men, drawing outcry from First Amendment advocates who say the move is censorship. The American Civil Liberties Union called on the Arizona Department of Corrections this week to rescind the ban on “Chokehold: Policing Black Men.” […]

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Country: United States
Source: Euro News , Time

22

May

Trump invites man wearing border wall suit to stage

Amid chants of “build that wall,” President Donald Trump found one supporter that truly tried to embody one of the president’s main policy initiatives. During a campaign rally in Montoursville, Penn., Trump invited a man to the stage who was wearing a suit that had a brick wall design. “Now, we know who he’s voting for,” […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , USA Today

22

May

French President Emmanuel Macron’s party falls behind far right in EU election poll

The party of far-right leader Marine Le Pen will top the upcoming European Parliament elections with 23,5 percent of the vote, just ahead of President Emmanuel Macron’s REM party, according to the results of new Elabe poll. It was the first time Le Pen’s Rassemblement National (RN) – formerly the National Front – overtook Macron’s REM […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT Haber , BFMVT

22

May

German satire party under fire over Nazi-name candidates

Candidates called Goebbels, Hess and Eichmann are on the ballot for German voters in Sunday’s European elections — thanks to a left-wing satirical party. Die Partei— “the party” — has unveiled pamphlets listing candidates whose surnames match those of Hitler’s top henchmen and senior Nazis. The group is led by Martin Sonneborn, former editor of […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Euro News , Euro News

21

May

Fifth migrant child dies after being detained by US border patrol

The US government says a 16-year-old Guatemalan died on May 20 at a border patrol station in south Texas, the fifth death of a migrant child since December. US Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that the border patrol apprehended the teenager in south Texas’s Rio Grande valley on 13 May. The agency said […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , The Guardian

21

May

Investigation launched into ethnic profiling at Dutch Tax Authority

The Dutch data protection authority AP is investigating possible ethnic profiling by the Tax Authority. There are indications that the Tax Authority used information about people’s second nationality to determine whose childcare allowance was halted, RTL Nieuws and Trouw report. The investigation was launched after complaints from a daycare center in Almere and a childminder […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Haberler , NL Times

20

May

Italy seizes Sea-Watch 3 rescue vessel

Italian prosecutors on Sunday impounded rescue vessel Sea-Watch 3 for breaching immigration rules despite government attempts to block the ship from reaching an Italian port. The ship rescued 65 migrants off the coast of Libya last week. It had originally signaled its intention to disembark them at an Italian port, but was blocked by Italian Interior Minister […]

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Country: Italy
Source: DW , DW

20

May

Germany: Muslim politician receives death threats

A leading German-Turkish politician said on Sunday he has received numerous Islamophobic letters and death threats in recent weeks, ahead of European Parliament (EP) elections on May 26. Haluk Yildiz, the leader of the pro-immigration Alliance for Innovation and Justice (BIG), said the letters were sent by some unknown persons and included xeonophobic insults and […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT Haber , AA