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Gendarmes police a union demonstration in Paris - they could be on the other side soon
03/10/2014 - European Union - France

European court strikes down France’s ban on soldiers’ trade unions

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered France to scrap a ban on soldiers joining a trade union, describing it as a breach of the right to freedom of association.

Christians pray in the Church of Mar Afram in Qaraqush after fleeing Mosul on July 19
07/08/2014 - France - Iraq

First Iraqi Christians arrive in France

The first beleaguered northern Iraqi Christians arrived in France on Thursday after being threatened by the al Qaeda-inspired militant group that has wrested control of the region.

Selahattin Demirtaş
01/08/2014 - Explainer: Turkey presidential election 2014

Turkish presidential candidates: Selahattin Demirtas

Selahattin Demirtas could be called the Gezi Park candidate in Turkey’s presidential election.
Nicholas Opiyo appears with anti-gay pastor Martin Ssempa at the constitutional court hearing in Kampala, 30 July 2014.
30/07/2014 - Uganda - Interview

We’ll have Uganda’s anti-gay law struck down at the constitutional court, lawyer

Ugandan activists began their fight on Wednesday at the constitutional court in Kampala to have the country’s controversial anti-gay laws overturned.
A demonstation against Israel's Gaza offensive in Lille, northern France, on Monday
18/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Paris police ban pro-Gaza demonstration

Paris police on Friday banned a demonstration in solidarity with the Palestinians as Israel launched a ground offensive on the Gaza Strip.
09/07/2014 - France - Morocco

France ordered to allow illegal immigrant back in for gay wedding

France’s top administrative court has demanded the government to allow a former illegal immigrant back into the country so he can marry his French gay partner on Saturday.

Andargachew Tsige appears in prison on Ethiopian television
09/07/2014 - Interview - Ethiopia

Opposition leader to face the "consequences" despite British nationality, says Ethiopian government

Ginbot 7 opposition leader Andargachew Tsige has appeared on Ethiopian state television in prison following his extradition from Yemen.
Andargachew Tsige, Secretary General, Ginbot 7
08/07/2014 - Ethiopia - Yemen - UK

UK must ‘stand up’ for Ethiopia opposition leader extradited from Yemen, says Ginbot 7 group

Ethiopian opposition group Ginbot 7 have urged the UK government to do more to ensure the safety of an exiled Ethiopian opposition leader who was recently deported from Yemen to Ethiopia.
A niqab (L), some burqas (C and R).
01/07/2014 - France - Europe

European Court of Human Rights upholds French burqa ban

The European rights court on Tuesday rejected arguments that French outlawing full-face veils breaches religion freedom.

Pinar Selek in Strasbourg earlier this year
11/06/2014 - France - Turkey

Turkish court scraps life sentence on academic who has fled to France

Turkey’s appeals court has scrapped a life sentence handed down to an academic who has fled to France.
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