Reader’s Links, Aug. 23, 2018

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    • A lot of people are talking about how China is getting ready to fight the US, the question is will Japan come to our aid if this happens? The Japanese Naval Ships in the exercises says they will and the combined US and Japanese subs will be something no Navy wants to face.

  1. bbc – Sweden: Truth, lies and manipulated narratives?

    «….. rapes — they are up… it is difficult to say why they are up….. but it is a good thing they are up …. because it means that more people are reporting them …»

  2. SPAIN – Government sends 116 migrants who jumped fence back to Morocco

    The immediate deportations were made based on a 1992 agreement signed between Spain and the North African country

    The Spanish government has sent back to Morocco the 116 Sub-Saharan migrants who managed to get over the border fence on Wednesday at the Spanish North African exclave city of Ceuta, police sources have told EL PAÍS.

    The operation is based on an agreement that Spain and Morocco signed in 1992 on the readmission of foreigners who illegally enter Spanish territory. In the document, Morocco agreed to readmit nationals from third countries who enter Spain illegally, if there is a “formal request from [Spanish] authorities.”

    Around 300 migrants rushed the border in Ceuta on Wednesday, using shears to cut the fence and throwing quicklime, battery acid and feces at officers. They breached the fence at Finca Berrocal, one of the weakest sections and the location of another incident in July when more than 600 undocumented migrants made it through into the city.

    The Spanish government contacted the authorities in Rabat to reactivate the mechanism of express deportations after the July incident. Spanish ministers requested that Morocco take back migrants in the case of another mass assault on the border, like the one seen on Wednesday. Rabat accepted the request, but the deal had been kept secret until now.

    Interior Ministry sources admitted today that the usual procedure is for migrants to be returned to their country of origin, not the country that they entered Spain from. However, the 1992 deal includes the possibility of sending them back to the point of entry. “The key point is that they entered from Morocco, even though they are not Moroccan,” the same sources explained.

    The ministry sources added that this is not the first time the measure has been applied, although other occasions have been “few.” Police sources in Ceuta recall such deportations under the 1992 deal, but not on the scale of this one. In fact, since December 2017 there have been several mass assaults by between 300 and 600 people, but this agreement had not been used up until now.

    “On this occasion, it was thanks to the good relationship with Morocco,” Interior Ministry sources said, pointing out that the border entry on Wednesday was “illegal and violent.” “Legally this is different from the rescues that happen at sea,” they added. In that case, international law obliges rescue services to save lives and take migrants to a safe port.

    The application of the 1992 deal saw the 116 men subject to an “express” deportation. They were taken to the police station in Ceuta, “they had legal assistance, and were given a deportation order.” This is different from the so-called “hot deportations,” when migrants are simply turned around after they cross the fence and sent straight back into Moroccan territory.

    “This is extremely drastic,” activist Reduan Mohamed said on Thursday about the immediate deportations, explaining that the unexpected decision had caused “a mass” of migrants who were in the local Temporary Immigration Detention Center (CETI) to flee due to fears they were about to be sent back to neighboring Morocco.

    So far, the deportations have only involved the migrants who arrived in Ceuta on Wednesday, but there are more than 1,000 people in the CETI (which has a capacity for just 512), the majority of whom arrived by jumping over the border.

    In October 2017, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg ruled that Spain had violated the European Human Rights Convention when it deported two migrants from Mali and the Ivory Coast, who crossed the border fence dividing Morocco and Spain. Spain was ordered to pay each of the migrants €5,000 in damages. The Spanish government has since filed an appeal against the ruling, arguing that there “was no expulsion, but rather prevention of entry.”

  3. It seemed to be the BBCs long winded version of “all part of living in a yada yada muslim sh*thole”. Nothing to see here mate, unless you’re looking.

  4. Gunman opens fire in central Moscow – policeman injured in Russian attack (express, Aug 23, 2018)

    “GUNFIRE erupted on the streets of central Moscow this evening after an armed man opened fire on police near the Russian foreign ministry.

    Police say the gunman began shooting at two officers “for no reason” as he walked past them on a street in the Russian capital.

    The attacker died in hospital after being shot in the head during the exchange of gunfire, Russian news agency TASS reports.

    One police officer was wounded in the leg.

    Moscow police said the attack happened at 6pm BST (8pm local time).

    The force said the gunman was targeting officers who were providing security for diplomatic missions in the area.

    A spokeswoman for Russia’s investigative committee said: “A man, who was walking along the Sivtsev Vrazhek Lane in Moscow has opened fire at the police officers with no apparent reason as they were passing by.”

    The gunman was identified as a 31-year-old resident of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria in Russia’s North Caucasus, according to TASS…”

  5. “Kate Dalley – Social Credit Score – Government Blackmail”
    The Official Hagmann Report – Published on August 23, 2018

  6. ‘Help us get out of this hell!’: Migrants hold rare protest in Libya (france24, Aug 23, 2018)

    “A group of migrants recently held a ground-breaking protest in Libya. The protesters, most of whom were Ethiopian or Eritrean, forced open the doors of a detention centre, where they were being held, and marched towards the capital, Tripoli, which was about 20 kilometres away.

    They demanded help from the United Nations as well as human rights organisations. Since they first arrived in Libya in 2015, these migrants have been kidnapped, tortured, and trapped in detention centres. Now, they want to leave Libya as soon as possible.

    The group posted photos and videos of the protest on Facebook on Sunday, August 12, in the hopes that they would be shared widely.

    Twenty-two-year-old Aman (not his real name), who is from Ethiopia, was one of the protesters. He talked to FRANCE 24 about the protests:

    “For the past three months, we’ve been trapped in a detention centre in the village of Qasr Ben Ghashir [located about 25 kilometres to the south of Tripoli].

    Employees from the local United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office came to visit us when we first arrived in the detention centre, back in May. They wrote down our names and they said that they would evacuate us from Libya soon. But we haven’t heard anything from them since.

    We forced open the doors of the detention centre and marched towards Tripoli. The security forces dispersed our group by firing warning shots. Then, we started negotiating with them. They promised that they would help us leave the country…”

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