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Anti-Terror Policies

2018

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

04

Oct

French parliament approves controversial anti-terrorism law

France’s lower house of parliament has approved a controversial new counter-terrorism bill after Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told parliament “We’re still in a state of war,” as country is facing “very serious threat” level. The bill was approved on its first reading in the lower house of parliament by 415 votes to 127, with 19 […]

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Country: France
Source: Outlook India

27

Sep

Man Found Guilty Under UK Terrorism Laws After Refusing To Reveal Passwords

A man who refused to provide passwords to his electronic devices when stopped by British police was found guilty under terrorism laws at a court in London on Monday, in a case that campaigners say threatens personal privacy. Muhammad Rabbani, 36, the international director of campaign group CAGE was found guilty of willfully obstructing or […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: NDTV