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Keystone In Switzerland, being held in jail for investigation three Iraqi nationals on suspicion of having set up a cell of the terrorist group "Islamic state" (IS). The detainees have charged that the IS-in support logistically and financially, writes the newspaper "NZZ am Sonntag". Federal prosecutors did not want to pronounces itself if a procedure... Continue Reading →
An unidentified American has been pictured with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) fighters in Syria. The man goes by the name of “Abu Mohammad Al-Amreeki” – the last name indicates that he is an American. Not much is known about his whereabouts and identity; however, if his identity can be confirmed, this... Continue Reading →
The Nusra Front terrorist group in Syria has released a video purporting to show the execution of a Lebanese Shiite soldier, accompanying it with a threat to kill another one publicly. The video of the victim, Mohammad Hammieh, executed with a shot to the head, was shown together with a plea from another Lebanese soldier,... Continue Reading →
After supporters of ISIS were found patrolling the streets of West Germany enforcing Sharia Law earlier this month, Germany has made the decision to criminalize all forms of support for the terrorist organization.
ISIS supporters are taken down in the Netherlands in August 2014.
Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas Maiziere stated that all forms of support for ISIS will be treated as a criminal act. Specifically he mentioned any fundraising, campaigning, online support, or public display of ISIS symbols.
Germany already has section 86a in it’s criminal code to deal with these types of groups, which is most popularly used to restrict the display of Nazi Symbolism and support.
Germany is not standing alone in it’s decision to ban all ISIS support as The Netherlands made a similar decision last month.
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An Amnesty International report has confirmed that war crimes including abductions, executions and extortion were committed by the Ukrainian Aidar battalion in Lugansk region, eastern Ukraine, an official from Russia’s Foreign Ministry says.
“The report confirms large-scale crimes, including war [crimes] made routinely and under the aegis of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies, by the leaders and members of the Aidar battalion,” said Konstantin Dolgov, the Foreign Ministry’s commissioner for human rights.
“Amnesty International points only to some of these [crimes] – abductions, unlawful detention, ill-treatment, theft, extortion, including demanding ransom for abducted Ukrainians, and simple robbery from the civilian population,” Dolgov said.
He added that Russian authorities have repeatedly called on international organizations , including Amnesty International, to pay more attention to large-scale human rights violations during Kiev’s so-called “anti-terrorist operation” in eastern Ukraine.
“We hope that the report on Aidar’s [battalion] crimes will attract more attempts…
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A prominent human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja was arrested shortly after arriving in Bahrain to check on her father, who is hunger striking in prison along with thousands of sentenced activists, a key opposition figure Nabeel Rajab told RT. Maryam al-Khawaja, the co-director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights, has been detained upon arriving... Continue Reading →