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Day: February 11, 2016

Police tried to keep identity of gay jihadi secret to protect his human rights
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Police tried to keep identity of gay jihadi secret to protect his human rights

    Police and prosecutors attempted to keep the identity and possible homosexuality of a British jihadist a secret to protect his human rights, it can be reported today. Officers and the Crown Prosecution Service were concerned that should details surrounding Aseel Muthana emerge during a trial of his friends who helped him join Isil it would put his life at risk. They believed they still had a duty of care under human rights laws to protect the teenager, even though he had run off to join a terror group intent on attacking this country. The concerns centred on a series of text messages between Muthana, now 19, and Forhad Rahman, 21, who helped pay for him to travel to the war zone in February 2014. Language in the messages left their "sexuality open to interpretation" after ...
The Nato fleet to deploy Europe’s refugee crisis
ENGLISH, Europe

The Nato fleet to deploy Europe’s refugee crisis

    The former flagship of Standing Nato Maritime Group 2, FGS Hamburg (far left), refuelling from from USNS Bridge with USS Dwight D Eisenhower on the right US Navy (Released) The Nato fleet is being deployed to the Aegean Sea immediately in a bid to end the flow of refugees crossing the sea into Europe from Turkey. Announcing the deployment, which will see refugee boats met by warships rather than coastguards, Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said action would be taken "without delay". It comes after Greece declared Turkey a "safe third country", giving it the legal framework to turn back asylum-seekers and to actively deport those who have arrived back across the Mediterranean. In a press conference, Mr Stoltenberg insisted the deployment of Nato's Standing Maritime ...
Jeremy Hunt unilaterally imposes new contract on junior doctors without their agreement
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Jeremy Hunt unilaterally imposes new contract on junior doctors without their agreement

    The Health Secretary answers questions in the House of Commons (Picture: [copyright]) NHS junior doctors will be forced to accept a controversial new contract without agreement or further negotiation, the Health Secretary has announced. Jeremy Hunt said imposing the contract unilaterally would end “uncertainty” in the health service. Doctors have been on strike over the new contract, which they say will put patient safety at risk and leave medics working the longest hours worse off.
More than half of all teenage girls in Pakistan believe domestic violence is justified, report reveals
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

More than half of all teenage girls in Pakistan believe domestic violence is justified, report reveals

    A report carried out by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has revealed that troublingly, more than half of all teenage girls in Pakistan believe that domestic violence is justified for at least one reason. Refusing sex was just one of the reasons girls aged between 15 and 19 believed a husband would be justified in beating his wife, while more than 30 per cent of girls of the same age had already experienced physical or sexual violence in Pakistan. The report, entitled ‘Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young People in Asia and the Pacific’, also included data from Cambodia, India, Bangladesh and Nepal which revealed similar attitudes about violence against women among teenage boys, the Express Tribune reported. Between 25 and 51 per cent said that wife beating wa...
British Muslim man Mohammed Uddin jailed after going to Syria to join Isis
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

British Muslim man Mohammed Uddin jailed after going to Syria to join Isis

    A man has been jailed for seven years after travelling to Syria to fight with Isis - but returning because he thought it was "too cold". Mohammed Uddin, of Wilmington Gardens, Barking, Essex, was sentenced after pleading guilty to a charge of preparing acts of terrorism at Woolwich Crown Court on Tuesday. The court heard how the 29-year-old - who called himself "Supaman" - returned because he didn't like the cold water, the "bland food" and was "doing absolutely jack (nothing)". A South East Counter Terrorism Unit (Sectu) spokesman said that Uddin had travelled to Syria on November 4 2014, with the intention of joining Isis, otherwise known as Daesh, and engaging in combat. He then crossed the border back into Turkey on December 12 2014, but was detained by authorities in ...