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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.
Algerian police in Guerrara
04/06/2014 - Algeria

Algerian faces three years in prison for filming police stealing

An Algerian man could face three years in jail for allegedly filming police committing theft while they were supposed to be controlling rioting football fans.

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