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Anti-Terror Policies

2019

19

Feb

UK government feigns ignorance over PKK meeting in the country’s parliament

The U.K. Parliament’s House of Lords hosted a meeting where the participants conveyed support for the PKK terrorist group’s leader Abdullah Öcalan and praised him. While the incident raised eyebrows in Ankara, the British Embassy claimed yesterday that the event had no relation with the U.K. government and was organized independently of it. In relation […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Haberler , Daily Sabah

2018

28

Dec

November 17 terrorist Koufodinas furloughed again

November 17 terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas will receive a fifth consecutive prison leave which will last six days, including two days that are being granted to him as travel time. The previous times that Koufodinas was granted a furlough there were statements of  disapproval from the U.S. and British embassies in Athens, since some of the […]

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Country: Greece
Source: CNN , Greek Reporter

03

Dec

CBC news broadcast praises PKK terrorist women

The Canadian state-owned channel CBC has broadcast news praising the PKK’s terrorist women, although the latter is on the Canadian list of terrorist organizations. A photographer residing in Montreal traveled to Qandil, Iraq, and took photographs of women terrorists in the camps, and the channel broadcast these photographs. According to the news, the photographer spent several […]

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Country: Canada
Source: AA , TRT

18

Jul

UK anti-terror legislation a threat to free speech and privacy – HoC Committee

The British Parliament’s cross-party select committee on human rights has publicized serious concerns over the scope and wording of anti-terrorism and border control legislation currently under consideration. Among the most problematic aspects of the legislation highlighted in the Committee’s report are the criminalization of an opinion expressed in support of a proscribed terrorist organization or that might encourage support for such an organization. Viewing online material supportive […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Sputnik

24

May

Spanish rapper Valtonyc flees to Europe to avoid going to prison

Josep Miquel Arenas, aka Valtonyc, the Majorcan rapper who was ordered to enter prison no later than today (24 May), is believed to have fled Spain and to be in Belgium. The Catalan television station, TV3, announced that the rapper had gone to Belgium to avoid starting a three and a half year sentence. This […]

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Country: Spain
Source: Majorca Daily Bulletin , Star

28

Mar

French politician sentenced to one year in prison for social media post

Former French parliamentary candidate Stephane Poussier was given a one-year suspended sentence on Tuesday after he posted a tweet on his Twitter account allegedly welcomed the death of a gendarme killed last week in a terrorist attack. Placed in police custody on Sunday, the left-wing politician appeared earlier in the day before the criminal court […]

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Country: France
Source: XINHUANET

15

Mar

Hungary sentences Syrian refugee to seven years for throwing stones at security officers

A Hungarian court on Wednesday sentenced a Syrian man to seven years in prison after convicting him in a retrial of entering Hungary illegally and being complicit in an act of terror for throwing rocks at police during a 2015 border riot. Ahmed Hamed, who was also expelled from Hungary for 10 years, had been […]

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Country: Hungary
Source: The New York Times

23

Feb

Austrian gov’t mulls broadened monitoring, surveillance

The Austrian cabinet on Wednesday agreed to a new security package giving the government greater monitoring and surveillance powers, local media reported. This will include increased video and audio surveillance of public areas and on roads, the capacity to monitor internet communications even when encrypted, the compulsory registration of prepaid mobile phone sim cards, as […]

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Country: Austria
Source: XINHUANET

22

Feb

Rapper Valtonyc’s prison sentence for offensive lyrics upheld by Spanish Supreme Court

Spain’s Supreme Court has upheld the three-and-a half year sentence for Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran, a rapper known as Valtonyc, who a court in Madrid had previously sentenced for “inciting terrorism” and insulting the Spanish King and other members of the royal family in songs posted on YouTube. The Supreme Court ratified the sentence on Tuesday (Feb. […]

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Country: Spain
Source: Billboard

2017

19

Oct

Institutional racism against the Arab-Muslim community: French parliament adopts controversial anti-terror bill

The French parliament has approved a new controversial anti-terrorism law, replacing the soon-to-expire two-year state of emergency. The new legislation has prompted fears it will severely limit civil liberties. The French senate approved the new anti-terrorism law on its second reading on Wednesday. The new law, set to increase law enforcement powers in the fight […]

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Country: France
Source: RT