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‘Anti-fascist’ and ‘anti-immigration’ groups face off in Dresden


For the past seven weeks, activists protesting Germany’s immigration policy and the spread of Islam in the West have been marching each Monday in Dresden, a city in eastern Germany. In response, counter-protests have been organised to denounce rampant xenophobia. As tensions between the two groups increase, the situation is quickly heading towards a face-off. Read more…

Syrian, Iraqi migrants squat in Greek police station


Kos, an island located between Greece and Turkey, is a tourist destination famous for its picturesque villages, beaches and Venetian ruins. But if you take a look inside one of its police stations, you’ll find hundreds of migrants. Read more...
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Video: Calais migrants taking increasing risks to reach UK


For the migrants who have reached the French port of Calais, reaching England is an obsession.They are willing to take any risks to reach this El Dorado, as is clearly demonstrated in this video which shows dozens of migrants attempting to climb into moving vehicles on the national highway. Read more…

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African migrant in Israel: “I’m a refugee, and they want to lock me up”

 
For a second day in a row, tens of thousands of African migrants protested in Tel Aviv to ask the government to process their asylum requests rather than detain them without trial at controversial detention centres. As part of a new crackdown on migrants, more than one hundred have been arrested over the past few weeks, while many others have been summoned to report to a detention facility. Read our Observers’ stories…
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African migrants flee desert detention camp to march towards Jerusalem

 
About 150 undocumented African migrants have fled the camp where they were being detained in Israel’s Negev desert and are now marching toward Jerusalem, where they plan to ask the government to grant them asylum. Most of them had been locked up for over a year and a half, without trial. We spoke to one of them, who explained why they’re taking this risk. Read more...
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Sub-Saharan Africans in Tangiers revolt after migrant’s death

 
A migrant from Cameroon died after falling from the fourth floor of his residential building Wednesday during a police operation in the Boukhalef neighbourhood in Tangiers, Morocco. Other residents, most of them sub-Saharan migrants, immediately took to the street to claiming police brutality. Read more ...
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Israeli stages one-man protest to highlight migrants’ plight

 
He’s already been arrested five times in the past three months, and hopes to be arrested again. Ido Naveh is a young Israeli man who has made it his goal to attract attention to the African asylum seekers that are currently locked up in a detention centre in the Negev desert, where many of them have been held for years. Read more…
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Foreign worker beating: "Saudis think they can get away with anything"

 
A new video showing a Saudi man beating up a foreign worker has surfaced online. The footage was relayed by several Arabic TV stations this weekend, prompting the kingdom’s human rights commission to launch an investigation. Our Saudi Observers, however, are skeptical that justice will be served…

Saudi official whips migrant worker with belt

 
A video filmed in Saudi Arabia has thrown the authorities’ treatment of migrant workers back into the spotlight. The footage shows an official in the coastal city of Jeddah chasing Africans out of a passport office and beating one of them with a belt, shouting: "Out!" Read more...
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