Austria deports Syrian migrants

Human rights organizations stated that Austria, one of the countries criticized for not opening their doors enough to Syrian refugees, deported 1,153 Syrian migrants. In response to a question, Austria’s Minister of the Interior Johanna Mikl-Leitner said that 1,153 Syrian refugees had been deported so far. Minister Mikl-Leitner stated that 191 refugees were accepted into …

Human traffickers leave refugees with babies on the motorway

Following a notification, police teams riding on the west motorway came across with 20 refugees left on the motorway by human traffickers. In Upper Austria Schärding area, during routine controls in the Esternberg parking area, a 44-year-old Hungarian-origin person and 4 refugees, including 2 children, were taken to the police station due to suspicion. Hungarian-origin …

US-backed YPG forces committing war crimes against Syrian civilians, according to Amnesty International

US-backed YPG/PYD forces have forcefully displaced thousands of Syrian civilians, mostly Arabs, and demolished villages in northern Syria, often in retaliation for the residents’ perceived sympathies for Islamic State and other militants, London-based human rights watchdog Amnesty International has said. A fact-finding mission to northern Syria has uncovered a wave of forced displacement and home …

Cries of the Afghan girl moving beyond wire fences

News agencies received the photo of a girl sobbing behind the wire fence at the Greek-Macedonian border. Aged 4 to 5, a little Afghan girl was crying ‘Please, open the border!’. Arriving from Afghanistan, thousands of refugees have been waiting at the Idomeni border. The reason for this is that like many other European countries, …

Asylum seeker attempting to cross the border swimming obstructed and drownedHungary to detain all asylum seekers in container camps

A Syrian migrant drowned in the Tisza river last week as he was trying to cross from Serbia to Hungary, police said on Monday, and the U.N. refugee agency blamed Hungary for adopting a policy that forced many migrants to take hazardous routes. Police confirmed the death of the 22-year-old man in a reply to …

Journalist Marie Colvin died trying to get her shoes, her paper reports

Marie Colvin, a veteran correspondent who was killed in Syria last week, died trying to get her shoes so she could escape a shelling attack, her paper reported Sunday. As is the custom in Syria, she took off her shoes upon entering a building that was serving as a makeshift press center. She was on …

Israeli military’s new chief rabbi implied soldiers can rape in war

The man chosen as the Israeli military’s new chief rabbi has previously implied that soldiers would be permitted to rape women in war. Karim was at the center of a media controversy in Israel in 2012, when it was revealed that, in 2003, he suggested on a religious website that soldiers were permitted to commit …

US air strikes in Syria killed at least 77 innocent civilians mistaken for Isis fighters

According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 56 civilians were killed in strikes in Toukhan, north of the Isis stronghold of Manbij on Tuesday, and 21 were killed in air strikes on Manbij itself on Monday. The Observatory said the dead from Tuesday’s air strike included 11 children. The total number …

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