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UK told to free prisoners over breach of human rights


September 18th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Prisoners deemed "potentially dangerous" and who had been jailed indefinitely in Britain could now be set free after the European Court of Human Rights said it ... Read more...

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Ex-Romanian PM tries to commit suicide


June 21st, 2012 - 8:13 am ICT by IANS
Bucharest, June 21 (IANS) Former Romanian prime minister Adrian Nastase tried to commit suicide, hours after he was sentenced by the country's top court to serve two years in prison ... Read more...

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Gay activists fined in Russia


April 25th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) For the first time in Russia, an event organiser and numerous gay rights activists have been penalised for promoting homosexuality, officials said Wednesday.Laws penalising "the ... Read more...

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Banned British film to be released after 23 years


April 1st, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) A film banned in Britain for being blasphemous will be released in its original, uncut form after 23 years.The 1989 movie "Visions of Ecstasy" was considered ... Read more...

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Family of Indian jailed in Spain to move European court


March 29th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) The family of Mumbai businessman Roshan Jamal Khan is set to move the European Court of Human Rights against a Spanish court for wrongly convicting ... Read more...

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Gay marriage not a human right: European ruling


March 21st, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) Same-sex marriages are not a human right, European judges have ruled, the Daily Mail reported.Their decision shreds the claim by ministers that same-sex couples have a ... Read more...

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Osama top aide not to be deported from Britain


January 17th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) The right-hand man of slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Europe may be released after a court ruled he could not be deported from ... Read more...

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Ukraine ex-PM gets 7-year jail for abuse of office


October 11th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was given a seven-year prison sentence after being found guilty Tuesday of abuse of office in her signing a ... Read more...

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Gurkhas take pension battle to European rights court


June 20th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) Nepalese veterans of the British Army are taking their battle for equal pension rights to the European Court of Human Rights, the Guardian reported Monday.After winning ... Read more...

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Moscow police to enforce ban on gay rights campaign


May 27th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow police said Friday they will enforce the ban on a protest by gay rights campaigners in the Russian capital.Nikolai Alexeyev, a leading gay rights ... Read more...

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Amnesty International urges Russia to permit gay parade


May 19th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Amnesty International is urging authorities in Moscow to reverse their decision to ban a gay parade.Moscow's city government in mid-May officially rejected an application to ... Read more...

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Moscow bans gay parade


May 18th, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow's city government has officially rejected an application to hold a gay pride parade, the mayor's office said."Moscow's authorities have prohibited the gay pride parade ... Read more...

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EU rights rulings having a ‘chilling effect’ on public safety, warns peer


April 21st, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 21 (ANI): Liberal Democrat peer Lord Carlile has said decisions made under the European Convention on Human Rights have hampered the deportation of people who put the public at risk. ... Read more...

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France detains two women as burqa ban takes effect


April 12th, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) Two Muslim women were arrested in Paris Monday for wearing face veils or burqa as France moves to enforce a ban on full face coverings, ... Read more...

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Right to vote sought for rapists, paedophiles in Britain


April 1st, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) A top Eurocrat has left many people red-faced by advocating voting rights for rapists, paedophiles, and murderers irrespective of opposition by politicians in Westminster and ... Read more...

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Assange attacks British judge’s extradition order


February 26th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.26 (ANI): The Australian founder of the whistleblowing web site, WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has attacked a British judge's attempts to extradite him to Sweden, terming it a 'rubber-stamping process'.The judge ruled ... Read more...

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EU rights court agrees to hear ‘freedom campaign’ case of 3 murderers


February 26th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.26 (ANI): The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to hear the cases of three murderers who launched a freedom campaign based on their human rights.The three convicts- Jeremy Bamber, ... Read more...

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Indian-origin MP faces racist attack in Britain


February 6th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (IANS) An Indian-origin parliamentarian in Britain has faced a racist attack for opposing the cause of a convicted killer who is leading the campaign to give prisoners the right ... Read more...

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My interest in sado-masochism began at age 3 or 4, says ex F1 boss


February 6th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6 (ANI): Former Formula One boss Max Mosley has revealed that his interest in sado-masochism began when he was just three or four years old.He, however, admitted that he didn't ... Read more...

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European Human Rights court rulings making UK ’safe heaven’ for foreign terrorists’


February 4th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Human Rights rulings have made Britain a 'safe haven' for foreign terrorists, the independent reviewer of anti-terror laws has warned.The Daily Mail quoted Lord Carlile as saying ... Read more...

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Over 28,000 prisoners to get to vote in Britain


January 6th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Around 28,770 prisoners serving four years or less in British jails will now be allowed to vote in the country's general elections and European Parliament polls, a ... Read more...

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Now in UK, one in three sex offenders, muggers will get right to vote


January 6th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.6 (ANI): Tens of thousands of sex offenders, muggers, drug dealers and burglars will be allowed to vote in prison under controversial new rules.Almost 30,000 prisoners, or one in three, will ... Read more...

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French National Assembly approves ban on burqa


July 14th, 2010 - 3:00 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 14 (DPA) The lower house of the French parliament, the National Assembly, Tuesday passed a bill banning the wearing of the Islamic all-body veil, or burqa, in all public places. If ... Read more...

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British government curtails ’stop-and-search’ powers


July 9th, 2010 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (DPA) Britain Thursday curbed police stop-and-search powers following years of complaints that they were being used excessively to interrogate law-abiding citizens. Conservative Home Secretary Theresa May said the powers - ... Read more...

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Extradition of British terror suspects to US halted


July 8th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, July 8 (IANS) The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Thursday stopped the extradition of four British terror suspects, including radical cleric Abu Hamza, to the US.The court ... Read more...

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EU court halts extradition of UK terror suspects to US


July 8th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): The European Court of Human Rights has halted the extradition of radical preacher Abu Hamza and Babar Ahmad to the United States on terror charges.According to Sky News, ... Read more...

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French parliament opens debate on veil ban


July 7th, 2010 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 7 (DPA) The French parliament late Tuesday began debating a proposed law to ban veiling of faces in public, a controversial move aimed mainly at traditional dress worn by some ... Read more...

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Hindus support Italy classroom crucifixes if accompanied by symbols of other religions


July 1st, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), July 1 (ANI): Hindus support the idea of Italy having crucifixes in classrooms as long as same size symbols of other religions are also displayed alongside.Italy is reportedly appealing to ... Read more...

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Italy appeals to court to overturn crucifix ban


June 30th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Strasbourg, June 30 (IANS/AKI) The Italian government Wednesday launched an appeal in the European Court of Human Rights to overturn a ban on crucifixes in the classrooms of public schools. The case ... Read more...

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Bill on burqa ban goes to French cabinet (Lead)


May 19th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 19 (DPA) A draft bill that would ban the all-body Islamic veil in all public areas in the country was presented to the French cabinet Wednesday by Justice Minister Michele ... Read more...

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Total burqa ban presented to French cabinet


May 19th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 19 (DPA) French Justice Minister Michele Alliot-Marie presented Wednesday a draft bill that would ban the all-body Islamic veil in all public areas in the country. If the bill becomes law, ... Read more...

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Russian bans Scientology books and recordings


April 23rd, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Moscow, Apr 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Russia has banned all the books and the recordings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. The Russian attorney general office said that all the Scientology literature ... Read more...

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Russia Bans Scientology Literature For Exhibiting ‘Fanaticism’


April 23rd, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
April 23, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Works by the Scientology originator, L. Ron Hubbard, will be added to Russia’s catalog of fanatic writing for weakening the long-established sacred principles of ... Read more...

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UK has spent over 100,000 pounds to sustain hate cleric Hamza


February 19th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19(ANI): Hate preacher Abu Hamza's fight against extradition have cost the British taxpayers over 100,000 pounds in legal aid and court costs.The 51-year-old cleric, jailed for seven years in 2007 ... Read more...

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Hindus urge Bosnia-Herzegovina for constitution reform reflecting complete equality


December 23rd, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus have urged Bosnia-Herzegovina to urgently modify its constitution to reflect that all its citizens are treated equally.European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg (France) reportedly ruled on Tuesday that Bosnia's ... Read more...

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