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Egypt calls on Qatar to end enforced disappearances (memo, May 17, 2019)
“Egypt called on Qatar to end “arbitrary detentions and enforced disappearances” against Qatari nationals, the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Wednesday, citing a speech delivered by Egypt’s representative at a United Nations meeting held to review Qatar’s human rights situation…”
Maid in Bahrain torches house after employer called her ‘stupid’ (gulfnews, May 17, 2019)
Nike Pro Hijab: One of the World’s Most Popular Clothing Item (moroccoworldnews, May 17, 2019)
“The Nike Pro Hijab currently ranks at number seven on the list of the world’s most popular items in fashion, according to the largest global fashion search platform, Lyst, in their Lyst Index, which claims a 125% rise in demand this quarter. The athletic wear hijab, released December 2017, remains a popular product after making headlines for being one of the first of its kind…”
Spanish Police Search for ‘Extremely Violent’ Moroccan Fugitive (moroccoworldnews, May 17, 2019)
“Spanish police are seeking fugitive Mohamed Soultana, who is allegedly traveling to Morocco, via Spain. Soultana, 42, is wanted in connections with an arrest warrant issued by the German police for being a suspect in murder by firearm in Germany.
Pictures of his face are on display in “ports, airports, and border posts,” according to ABC news. Soultana is a bearded man with dark hair, standing at 1.98 meters, though he could be armed and “potentially” dangerous.
According to the German media BILD, Soultana shot a 44-year-old German-Moroccan in the city of Offenbach when she was in her car, waiting for her 13-year-old son to come out of a martial arts lesson. He then fled the country on May 9 through Belgium. The alleged murderer would have been an “acquaintance of the victim,” reports the same source.”
Council of Europe must avoid new dividing lines: FM (hurriyetdailynews, May 17, 2019)
“The Council of Europe must avoid new dividing lines in Europe and it should fight together against them, Turkey said on May 17.
“#CoE must avoid new dividing lines in Europe. [It] should prevent the politicization of expert mechanisms that only undermines its credibility,” tweeted Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavu?o?lu.
Çavu?o?lu was in Finland on May 17 where he was set to participate in a meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Europe’s top human rights watchdog.
“[The council] must fight together against rising xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, hate speech, and populism,” Çavu?o?lu said.
Meeting with his German counterpart Heiko Maas in Helsinki, Çavu?o?lu said a “Strategic Dialogue Mechanism” meeting will soon be held between Turkey and Germany as well as intergovernmental consultations between two countries…”
Sweden urged to recruit police officers from Norway (thelocal, May 17, 2019)
“Sweden’s police union has proposed recruiting police officers from neighbouring Norway in a bid to fight a shortage of officers.
“When it comes to police shortages, we should leave no stone unturned which might help increase staff numbers, and this might be one of the pieces of the puzzle,” Lena Nitz, chairperson of the Swedish Police Union, told the TT newswire.
“In Norway they have more police than they plan to employ. They are newly educated, extremely motivated and in search of police work.” …”