Russian FSB Detains Crimean Tatar Activists After Searching Their Homes
Russian security forces have detained eight Crimean Tatar activists
Rights groups and Western governments have denounced what they describe as a campaign of repression by the Russian-imposed authorities in Crimea who are targeting members of the Turkic-speaking Crimean Tatar community and others who have spoken out against Moscow’s takeover of the peninsula.
‘It’s hard to take in’: how Cyprus serial killings left country reeling
a Greek Cypriot army captain, who – authorities maintain – has admitted to preying on women in low-paid household jobs in a 10-page handwritten confession.
The scale of the crimes and alleged cynicism of the suspect has increasingly left people reeling, and, say campaigners, confronting uncomfortable truths about the way foreign workers are treated on a tourism-dependent island where domestic household workers are invariably from the Indian subcontinent and south-east Asia.
How the German Right Wing Dominates Social Media
y Jörg Diehl, Roman Lehberger, Ann-Katrin Müller and Philipp Seibt
April 29, 2019 https://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/germany-afd-populists-dominate-on-facebook-a-1264933.html
A comprehensive analysis has revealed the degree to which German right-wing populists from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party are dominating the social media landscape. They might be getting help from abroad.
more on social media in this blog
How a Slovakian neo-Nazi got elected
Thu 14 Feb 2019 01.00 EST Shaun Walker
In 2013, the far-right politician Marian Kotleba won a shock victory in regional elections. Four years later, he was voted out in a landslide. But now he’s running for president.