We must not forget the legacy of Srebrenica

By |julij 10th, 2020|Belarus, Bosnia, China, death penalty, Iran, News, Srebrenica massacre, Syria, Uyghurs, Xinjiang, Yugoslavia|

This week we mark 25 years since the Srebrenica genocide carried out against the Bosnian people during the break-up of Yugoslavia. On 11 July, 1995, Bosnian Serb forces led by General Ratko Mladic and Serbian paramilitary units systematically massacred 8,372 men and boys: each one a mother’s son, a father, husband or loved one, to those left behind. It must not be forgotten, writes Anna Fotyga.

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Kazakhstan’s leadership opens up to ‘alternative opinion’

By |december 24th, 2019|death penalty, democratisation, Kassim-Jomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan, News|

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev delivered a major agenda-setting speech on Friday (20 December), outlining measures to improve the economy and social standards, but also introducing several democratic reforms.

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Belarus leader defends rights record during Austria visit

By |november 13th, 2019|Alexander Lukashenko, Alexander van der Bellen, Austria, Belarus, Crimea annexation, death penalty, human rights, News, Russia, Sebastian Kurz, United States|

Belarus's leader Alexander Lukashenko defended his isolated country's human rights during a visit to Austria Tuesday (12 November), as he seeks closer ties with the European Union amid tensions with Russia.

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Egypt hits back at Turkey over EU-Arab summit criticism

By |februar 27th, 2019|Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, AKP, CHP, death penalty, EU-Arab League summit, Islamists, Muslim Brotherhood, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, secularists|

Egypt hit back Wednesday (27 February) at Turkish criticism of EU leaders for meeting their Arab counterparts in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh just days after Cairo executed nine people. The foreign ministry accused Turkish President Recep Tayy...

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Lawyer: 147 activists face death penalty in Equatorial Guinea

By |februar 15th, 2018|death penalty, Equatorial Guinea, human rights, human rights abuses, News, Teodoro Obiang|

Equatorial Guinea's public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty in the trial of 147 opposition activists accused of "rebellion," their lawyer said yesterday (14 February).

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At UN, EU leads push to end trade in lethal cocktails, torture goods

By |september 19th, 2017|Cecilia Malmström, China, death penalty, News, Torture, United Nations, USA|

About 60 countries led by the European Union yesterday (18 September) will launch a bid at the United Nations to end the trade in goods like electro-shock batons and lethal drugs used to carry out torture and death sentences.

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Erdogan hits out at EU, promises to ‘rip heads’

By |julij 17th, 2017|authoritarian regime, death penalty, EU enlargement, EU-Turkey relations, Gulenists, Jean-Claude Juncker, Kurds, News, purges, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey, Turkish coup|

A defiant President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday (16 July) stepped up his attack on the European Union, saying Turkey had to go its own way and vowing to bring back the death penalty if parliament passes it.

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Juncker: Death penalty in Turkey would mean end to EU accession talks

By |junij 1st, 2017|Angela Merkel, death penalty, EU enlargement, Germany, Islamism, Jean-Claude Juncker, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Sharia, Turkey|

The European Union should continue accession negotiations with Turkey but a reintroduction of the death penalty would clearly put an end to the process, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said yesterday (31 May).

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Berlin defies Ankara and grants Turkish soldiers asylum

By |maj 10th, 2017|Angela Merkel, death penalty, Fethullah Gülen, Germany, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey, Turkish referendum|

More than 400 Turkish state officials are seeking asylum in Germany. Despite Ankara insisting these applications be denied, Berlin has granted protection to military personnel in a number of cases. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

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Merkel rules out allowing German Turks say on death penalty

By |maj 9th, 2017|Angela Merkel, Austria, capital punishment, death penalty, Germany, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish referendum|

Turks living in Germany will not be allowed to vote in any referendum on reinstating the death penalty, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in remarks broadcast today (9 May).

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