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15.07.2019

Croatia: President Admits Unlawful Migrant Pushbacks

Croatia: President Admits Unlawful Migrant Pushbacks

Halt Abusive Operations; Justice Needed Croatia should immediately stop summarily returning migrants and asylum seekers to Bosnia and Herzegovina, in some cases with force, Human Rights Watch said today in an open letter to President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. The president’s recent admission during an interview on Swiss televisionthat Croatian officials… »

27.09.2018

France: Aid Worker Convicted for Tweet

France: Aid Worker Convicted for Tweet

A humanitarian worker’s defamation conviction on September 25, 2018, for an ironic tweet represents a dangerous escalation in official harassment of groups providing crucial aid to migrants, Human Rights Watch said today. It is the first conviction of its kind in France. A court in Boulogne-sur-Mer, northern France, found … »

07.12.2017

“We don’t want to repress”: Police in Honduras refuse orders to stamp out Pro-Democracy protests

“We don’t want to repress”: Police in Honduras refuse orders to stamp out Pro-Democracy protests

“We are tired. And our job is to give peace and security to the Honduran people, not repress them. We want all Hondurans to be safe.” by Jon Queally, staff writer for Common Dreams Amid widening violence and ongoing protests, members of the Honduras National Police force—including those within… »

15.04.2017

Trump’s Making Good on One of His Many Campaign Promises: Promoting Unfettered Police Power

Trump’s Making Good on One of His Many Campaign Promises: Promoting Unfettered Police Power

As the world focuses on state violence from Syria to Iraq to Yemen to North Korea, the groundwork is being laid in the United States for unchecked state violence here at home. Donald Trump is making good on at least one of his many campaign promises: promoting unfettered police power. »

24.02.2017

North Dakota: Police Raid Pipeline Resistance Camps, Arresting 33

North Dakota: Police Raid Pipeline Resistance Camps, Arresting 33

In North Dakota, a heavily militarized police force on Thursday raided the main resistance camp set up by Lakota water protectors fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The camp was largely vacated ahead of an eviction deadline set one day earlier by North Dakota’s governor, but police arrested at… »

15.12.2016

Standing Rock: Justice Dept. Will Not Send Federal Officers to Aid in Police Crackdown

Standing Rock: Justice Dept. Will Not Send Federal Officers to Aid in Police Crackdown

In news on Standing Rock, the Justice Department says it will not comply with North Dakota’s request to send 100 federal officers to aid in the ongoing police crackdown against Native American water protectors fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The Justice Department has said, however, that it has… »

24.10.2016

North Dakota: Police Arrest Over 100 Water Protectors

North Dakota: Police Arrest Over 100 Water Protectors

In North Dakota, police arrested over 100 people this weekend who gathered for a peaceful march opposing construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The demonstrators, who call themselves protectors, not protesters, were arrested after they were confronted by police in riot gear carrying assault rifles. They say police… »

21.08.2016

Fewer burqas, more police

Fewer burqas, more police

Christian Democratic interior ministers are calling for more security as well as changes to integration policy. It’s only a coincidence that their paper is coming out during the election campaign, they say. The room is really too small. Journalists and camera teams are crammed next to each other and whispers… »

29.01.2014

Gezi Park and Workers

by Kıvanç Eliaçık(*) The ‘occupation’ of Taksim Gezi Park in response to the clear-cutting of trees was transformed into a country-wide, anti-government ‘movement’ due to disproportionate police violence. The ‘happening’ went into the annals of republican history as the largest-ever social movement in terms of the number of participants,… »

18.01.2014

Sacked for being gay in the Turkish Police Force

Sacked for being gay in the Turkish Police Force

Osman (28) was a senior policeman who has recently been expelled from his position due to his sexual orientation. He served with the police for 6 years. Now he has filed a lawsuit to get his job back. He is looking forward to the trial day. “I am a devout… »

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