Tag Archives: Policeconduct

[Article Peter Storm]/The Hague, Netherlands: the heat is on

 

 

 

Thursday, 2 July, 2015/ donderdag 2  juli 2015

Below is an article I just wrote for Libcom.org and posted there.

The police killing of Mitch Henriquez has led to three nights of protest and anti-police resistance in The Hague, Several hundreds of young people were out on the hot streets, confronting the cops.

The police killing of Mitch Henriquez has led to three nights of protest and sometimes surprisingly serious anti-police resistance in the Schilderswijk, a poor neighbourhood where the majority of the people living there is of migrant background. Serveral hundreds of youn people confronted the cops for hours on Monday night and again on Wednesday night. But streets in the neighbourhood were not exacty quiet on Tuesday night either.

 

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Martin Luther King’s speech ”I have a dream”/August 28 1963

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING’S SPEECH

I HAVE A DREAM

AUGUST 28 1963

 

On 28 August, 1963, Martin Luther King delivered his magnificent “I have a dream speech” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Below is the full text of his speech.

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[Amnesty International]/Egypt’s disastrous bloodshed requires urgent impartial investigation

 

EGYPT’S DISASTROUS BLOODSHED REQUIRES URGENT IMPARTIAL INVESTIGATION

16 AUGUST 2013

More than 600 people have been killed in unprecedented levels of violence by the security forces.More than 600 people have been killed in unprecedented levels of violence by the security forces.© MAHMOUD KHALED/AFP/Getty Images

Based on the initial testimonies and other evidence we’ve gathered, there seems to be little doubt the security forces have been acting with blatant disregard for human life, and full investigations that are both impartial and independent are urgently needed

Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Programme Director at Amnesty International
Fri, 16/08/2013

There were dozens of dead bodies and hundreds of injured people. They mostly sustained live ammunition wounds to the upper part of the body

A doctor Amnesty International spoke to in Cairo

There must be a full and impartial investigation into the violent dispersal of sit-in protests in Cairo this week, where security forces used unwarranted lethal force and broke promises to allow the wounded to exit safely, Amnesty International said today on the basis of its research on the ground.

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[Human Rights Watch]/Russia: Mass detention of migrants

 

 

RUSSIA: MASS DETENTION OF MIGRANTS

 

Racial Profiling, Arbitrary Detention, Harsh Detention Conditions
AUGUST 9, 2013
OUR REPORT:
Everything about this massive sweep violates Russia’s obligations under international law. Prolonged detention without counsel, ethnic profiling, inhuman conditions – it should stop now.
Tanya Lokshina, Russia program director

(Moscow) – Moscow police have detained thousands of suspected irregular migrants since late July 2013, for alleged violation of migration and employment regulations. Hundreds are in custody, including in a makeshift tent camp in inhuman conditions. Russia should immediately halt these arbitrary detentions and the degrading treatment of migrants.

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[Human Rights Watch]/Xenios Zeus and the True Meaning of Greek Hospitality

XENIOS ZEUS AND THE TRUE MEANING OF GREEK HOSPITALITY

July 9, 2013

 

Author(s):

Eva Cossé

Published in:

Open Democracy

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The Greek authorities should revise Greece’s general stop and search powers, including for Operation Xenios Zeus, and adopt legal and policy reforms to ensure that all measures to identify irregular migrants fully comply with national and international law prohibiting discrimination.

“Police officers came to the door and said ‘All blacks out, all blacks out,’” Tupac told me as he recalled how police officers forced him and other black and Asian passengers out of a bus in central Athens for an identity check in early February. After pulling him off the bus, the police held Tupac, a Guinean registered asylum seeker, for approximately 10 hours to check his legal status in Greece.

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