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Over 12,600 times of force used against UK black people: Report

Over 12,600 times of force used against UK black people

New statistics have revealed that the Metropolitan Police used force against a disproportionately large number of black people in London over the past three months. Thirty-six percent of the 12,605 people subjected to police force between April and July were black or black British, while those groups account for only about 13 percent of London’s population, according to official figures …

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UK stripped 150 criminals, terrorists of citizenship: Report

British man who tried to join Daesh in Syria gets six years

The UK has stripped more than 150 criminals and suspected terrorists from their citizenship, out of fear that they would return to Britain after the fall of the Daesh (ISIL) terror group in Iraq and Syria, according to a new report. British ministers have increased “deprivation orders,” reported the Sunday Times, noting that more than 40 suspects had their right …

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Anti-Muslim hate crimes spike under Trump: Report

Anti Muslim hate crimes spike under Trump

The number of Islamophobic incidents in the United States nearly doubled in the second quarter of 2017 compared with the same period last year following the election of President Donald Trump, according to a leading Muslim advocacy group. More than 940 anti-Muslim hate crimes and bias incidents were reported between April and June of 2017, an increase of 91 percent, …

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14 Saudis face imminent execution for protesting: Reprieve

14 Saudis face imminent execution for protesting

A leading rights group has called on the US and UK governments to stop Saudi Arabia from executing 14 people who face death based on evidence gathered under torture. Reprieve, which is based in London, said all 14 people were sentenced by the controversial Specialized Criminal Court, which used confessions extracted through torture as the basis for convictions. Nearly all …

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150 Saudi intelligence officers joined Daesh in Mosul battle

150 Saudi intelligence officers joined Daesh in Mosul battle

Saudi Arabia had dispatched more than 100 intelligence officers to Mosul to join the Takfiri Daesh militants and direct them in battles against Iraqi government forces and allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, a recent report has revealed. Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Manar television network, citing a report published by Qatari al-Sharq newspaper, revealed that 150 Saudi intelligence agents were fighting alongside …

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United States, Human Rights and the Discourse of Domination

United States, Human Rights and the Discourse of Domination

Recently, on 2 July 2017, Tehran hosted a seminar in the faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran, in which a group of scholars from Iran, The US, Ireland, and Canada delivered lectures in relation to the head title of the seminar itself ‘United States, Human Rights and the Discourse of Domination’. The prominent scholars’ lectures were as follows: From …

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Report: Palestinian women held in Israeli prison subjected to harsh sanctions

Palestinian women held in Israeli prison subjected to harsh sanctions

Israeli authorities have been imposing harsh sanctions on Palestinian women held in Israel’s Damon prison, including being denied family visitation, access to the prison commissary, as well as being placed in solitary confinement and subjected to fines, Ramallah-based news outlet Wattan TV reported Thursday. Taghreed Jahshan, an attorney with the Women’s Organization for Political Prisoners, visited the women prisoners and …

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Half of immigrants arrested in US has no criminal record: Report

Half of immigrants arrested in US has no criminal record

A majority number of immigrants arrested across the United State during the early days of the administration of President Donald Trump, either has no criminal convictions or only committed traffic offenses, a new report says. At least 675 immigrants were arrested in February across the US in the days after Trump took office on January 20. About half of them …

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US upped military spending, Asian militarization accelerated in 2016: Report

US upped military spending Asian militarization accelerated in 2016

The United States has increased its military expenditure for the first time since 2010, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Although U.S. spending remains 20 percent below its peak 5 years ago, it increased by 1.7 percent to $611 billion last year, according to SIPRI. The increase marks the reversal of a trend that saw the U.S. …

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More than 150 children estimated to have died taking Central Mediterranean migration route this year – UNICEF

More than 150 children estimated to have died taking Central Mediterranean migration route this year

According to UNICEF estimates, more than 150 children have died crossing the Central Mediterranean from North Africa to Italy so far this year. Yet the true number of child casualties is almost certainly higher given that many children on the move are unaccompanied, so their deaths often go unreported. Since the start of the year, nearly 37,000 refugees and migrants, …

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