Exit polls suggested that the anti-immigration and anti-Europe party had roundly beaten the governing Socialists in a number of key constituencies.
‘Demonstrators are trying to get at the Front representatives and starting fights,’ said a police spokesman in Frejus, the picturesque Mediterranean town which is hugely popular with British tourists.
Riot police are tonight guarding the offices of David Rachline in Frejus, one of the areas where the right-wing National Front have won local elections
The Crimea, a peninsula on the border between the Christian West and the MuslimEast, was a place where merchants from all over the Black Sea region, East and WestMediterranean, Anatolia, Turkey, Russia, and West European countries came to buy,sell, and exchange their goods. In this trade “live merchandise”—reluctant travellers,seized by the Tatars during their raids to adjacent countries—was one of the mainobjects to be negotiated. Numerous published and archival sources (accounts of Europeanand Ottoman travellers, letters and memoirs of captives, Turkish
s [registers], Russianand Ottoman chronicles to mention some of them) composed by Muslim, Christian, and Jewish authors provide not only a detailed account of the slave trade in the region inthe Early Modern times, but also a discussion of some moral implications related to thissort of commercial activity. While most of the authors expressed their disapproval of theTatar predatory raids and cruel treatment of the captives, none of them, it seems,objected to the existence of the slave trade
per se, considering it just another o? shoot of the international trade. Another issue often discussed in the sources was the problem of the slaves’ conversion.
But worse was to come a few days later, when prosecutor Magnus Pettersson asked the court to force Dan Park to undergo a psychiatric examination – seemingly based on the contention that the unfortunate artist’s action might be ascribed to clinical insanity.
In other words, we have a crime that has not been determined to be a crime. We have a repeat offense that may not be an offense because there may not have been a crime in the first place and on this basis the representative of the Swedish state has a man put in prison and forced to have his head examined.
A detective who says she was made a scapegoat for a mishandled investigation into the murder of a teenage girl is suing police for up to £500,000 in the High Court.
Jan Beasant was forced to quit her job after Lancashire police failed to bring anyone to justice over the disappearance of 14-year-old Charlene Downes, who was groomed by a child sex gang linked to takeaway food shops in Blackpool.
The teenager’s body has never been found.
(It is widely believed, and with some supporting evidence, that Charlene’s body was cut up and inserted into Kababs and sold to customers)
Jan Beasant, 48, is suing Lancashire police for up to £500,000 in the High Court, saying she was made a scapegoat for a mishandled murder investigation
Saudi authorities have arrested three citizens who posted YouTube videos urging the oil-rich kingdom to improve their living standards and criticising “corruption”, activists said on Sunday.
The arrests were made on Saturday, the day US President Barack Obama flew home from Saudi Arabia under fire for not having done more to raise human rights concerns during talks with King Abdullah, activists said.
In one video seen by AFP, a young man identifying himself as Abdulaziz Mohammed al-Dosari addressed King Abdullah saying he has to survive on a low income, and does not own a house or a car.
“We are fed up, and you still blame those who carry out bombings,” the man says, urging the king to give Saudis money to improve their lives.
(How does that expression go again? ‘Spare the rod and … something something the child.. I don’t remember exactly)
An Ethiopian farmer has been given legal aid in the UK to sue Britain – because he claims millions of pounds sent by the UK to his country is supporting a brutal regime that has ruined his life.
He says UK taxpayers’ money – £1.3?billion over the five years of the coalition Government – is funding a despotic one-party state in his country that is forcing thousands of villagers such as him from their land using murder, torture and rape.
The landmark case is highly embarrassing for the Government, which has poured vast amounts of extra cash into foreign aid despite belt-tightening austerity measures at home.