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Police tie black man to chair and beat him until he loses vision in one eye

Police tie black man to chair and beat him until he loses vision in one eye

Frankie Taylor has filed a lawsuit against the police department in Eastpointe, Michigan, after the brutal ordeal. A black man in Michigan has filed a lawsuit against his local police department after he was beaten by police so badly that he lost vision in one eye. Frankie Taylor was arrested for alleged drink driving on 10 August last year. He …

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US mayors sign letter asking Donald Trump not to deport child immigrants

US mayors sign letter asking Donald Trump not to deport child immigrants

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program allow children to go to school and live without fear of deportation – in return, most of the children study and work in the US, pay taxes and contribute to the economy. Mayors of big cities across the US have appealed to Donald Trump to let child immigrants stay in the country, go …

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Veterans who protested Dakota Access Pipeline head to Flint for next campaign

More than 100,000 people in Michigan have been suffering for two years as a result of a polluted, lead-contaminated water supply Thousands of military veterans are expected to descend on Flint, Michigan, to continue their fight against water pollution after helping Native Americans to block the Dakota Access Pipeline from crossing their reservation. Wes Clark Jr, a veteran screenwriter and …

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Boris Johnson accuses Saudi Arabia of ‘twisting and abusing’ Islam

Boris Johnson accuses Saudi Arabia of 'twisting and abusing' Islam

Foreign secretary, who has been accused of a series of diplomatic gaffes, breaks with convention by publicly criticising UK ally Boris Johnson accused Saudi Arabia of abusing Islam and acting as a puppeteer in proxy wars throughout the Middle East, in remarks that flout a longstanding Foreign Office convention not to criticise the UK’s allies in public. The foreign secretary …

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Saudi Arabia: Mass death sentences in ‘spy trial’ a travesty of justice

Saudi Arabia: Mass death sentences in ‘spy trial’ a travesty of justice

The condemning of 15 people to death by the Specialized Criminal Court today after a grossly unfair trial is a travesty of justice and a serious violation of human rights, said Amnesty International. The men were among 32 people arrested across Saudi Arabia in 2013 and 2014 who were accused of spying for Iran. Fifteen others were sentenced to prison …

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Ku Klux Klan supporters do Nazi salutes at rally in honour of Donald Trump

Ku Klux Klan supporters do Nazi salutes at rally in honour of Donald Trump

The white supremacists did not stop in the North Carolina town. Members of the Ku Klux Klan gave Nazi salutes and shouted white power slogans as they held a “Donald Trump victory parade” in a North Carolina town. After Mr Trump’s victory, a win that was celebrated by many white supremacist groups, one of the many organisations that use the …

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Muslim woman says she was called a terrorist on New York Subway by three men chanting ‘Donald Trump’

Muslim woman says she was called a terrorist on New York Subway by three men chanting 'Donald Trump'

Yasmin Seweid told reporters three white men harassed and abused her Facebook *** A young woman has talked about an attack being investiated by New York police in which she was abused by three men on the subway who called her a terrorist and repeatedly chanted “Donald Trump”. Yasmin Seweid, 18, told reporters the three white men, who appeared drunk, …

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Walter Scott: Judge declares mistrial in police shooting of unarmed black man

Walter Scott: Judge declares mistrial in police shooting of unarmed black man

A mistrial has been declared in the murder trial of Michael Slager, the former South Carolina police officer who fatally shot Walter Scott, an unarmed black motorist, following a routine traffic stop in 2015. “We as the jury regret to inform the court that despite the best efforts of all members, we are unable to come to a unanimous decision,” …

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Ethiopia: Arrest of opposition leader an outrageous assault on freedom of expression

Ethiopia: Arrest of opposition leader an outrageous assault on freedom of expression

Reacting to news of the arrest of Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, Michelle Kagari said: “The arrest of Merera Gudina is an outrageous assault on the right to freedom of expression and should sound alarm bells for anyone with an interest in ending the deadly protests that …

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