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+++ 14.41 PM: human rights group accuses the Kurdish government in Iraq to torture before +++

The Human rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) accuses the Kurdish government in Northern Iraq, the torture of Minors. The Asajisch would have struck security forces detained young people, among other things, on the whole body, tightly bound in a painful attitude, and with electric shocks, abused, reported HRW, torture happens still in the “alarming frequency”. The Kurds in Northern Iraq enjoy a far-reaching autonomy rights. They belong to the Iraqi forces, which had pushed back the IS in the past few years. The Kurdish regional government has rejected in the past allegations of torture. The human rights organisation had its own information, in November last year, more than 20 boys between 14 and 17 years interviewed, most of whom are in prison.

+++ 14.40 PM: Iran is, according to The Hague to be responsible for two murders in the Netherlands +++

Iran according to the Dutch government for two murders of opponents of the regime in the Netherlands. The Dutch foreign Minister Stef Blok said in The Hague. He relied on information from the secret service. The murders were, according to the Minister, one of the reasons that the European Union (EU) imposed new sanctions against two Iranian and an Iranian security service. In 2015 and 2017 had been murdered in Almere, near Amsterdam and in The Hague, two critical of the regime Iranians, who had Dutch passports. The Dutch intelligence service AIVD have “strong evidence” that the government put in Tehran behind it. The Dutch government condemned these actions, and speaks of an “unacceptable” violation of Dutch sovereignty.

+++ 14.19 PM: Former Stasi-Officer Birthler looks “with concern” in the East +++

The former head of the Stasi records authority, Marianne Birthler, has been observing the political development in East Germany with concern. “I would be relieved at the end of 2019, if the democratic parties will be stronger than the AfD,” said Birthler editorial network Germany (RND). In Saxony, Thuringia and Brandenburg, where in September and October, a new country, days are selected, the AfD in polls currently on par or just behind the leading government parties. “If, as in the GDR, freedom of expression is suppressed, if diversity is undesirable, then the spoils of the political culture in a country.” Then there is no positive relationship to freedom, so Birthler was developing.

+++ 14.13 PM: another earthquake in the southwest of Japan +++

Within a few days of the southwest Japan has been rocked again by a strong earthquake. The earthquake of a magnitude of 5.9, the provinces of Miyazaki and Kagoshima on Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu, met. A warning of a Tsunami has not been issued. Also no reports on possible damage or injuries were initially. Just five days ago, an earthquake had shaken Kumamoto, located on Kyushu. There were came in the spring of 2016 in the case of an earthquake disaster, dozens of people were killed.

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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