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News from South Asia, Friday 24th March 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Britain has scrambled fighter jets to escort a Pakistani International Airlines plane from Lahore after it was diverted from Manchester. “Flight PK709 from the city of Lahore in Pakistan was due to land at Manchester Airport in north west England at 1230 GMT. The plane was diverted to Stansted airport, east of central London, according […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 19th March 2013

BELARUS RFE/RL: Former Belarus Intelligence Officer Gets Asylum In Lithuania. ‘Former Belarusian military intelligence officer Stsyapan Zakharchanka has been granted political asylum in Lithuania. Zakharchanka told RFE/RL on March 18 that Lithuanian authorities made the asylum decision last week. He said he would be allowed to stay in the European Union for five years.’ CROATIA […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 13th March 2013

BELARUS JTA: Belarus drops bribery charges against Jewish leader. ‘Prosecutors in Minsk dropped key charges from their indictment against Yuri Dorn, a leader of the Jewish community of Belarus. Dorn, who was president of the Union of Religious Jewish Congregations in Belarus at the time of his arrest last year, is no longer charged with bribery, […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Monday 11th March 2013

ARMENIA Ria Novosti: Armenian Opposition Leader Goes on Hunger Strike. ‘Opposition politician who ran for presidency in Armenia last month said Sunday that he has gone on hunger strike to protest against the official election results. Raffi Hovhannisyan, US-born leader of the opposition Heritage party, came in the second at the February 18 presidential election with 36.74 […]

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With UKIP on the rise, whatever happened to the BNP?

The British political arena has long been an inhospitable place for minor parties. While UKIP is the latest to turn heads, from one election to the next history is littered with failed contenders. Back in the 1980s, it was noted how one of the more significant attempts to challenge the main parties, by the Social Democratic Party, […]

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The rise and fall of the BNP in one graph

The 2012 UK local elections saw a further drop in public support for the extreme right-wing British National Party (BNP), which at one point could rally over 200,000 voters at the local level. Given the party’s recent shift toward non-electoral demonstrations -or more accurately its return to the original strategy of ‘march and grow’- we went […]

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South Asia Tracker 17.09.12

Pakistan: BD News: A Taliban roadside bomb has killed 14 people in northern Pakistan when it detonated under a truck of villagers en route to a market. “A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban said the attack, in the Jandool area of Lower Dir, was launched in revenge after villagers formed a pro-government militia. He said such […]

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Special Tracker: Breivik Verdict- Reaction and Comment 24.08.12

Comment: The Independent: Owen Jones: Cold, clinical and sane: The only thing Anders Breivik’s terrorist attack must change is far-right racism. “When he recalled the eighty minutes of slaughter in what must be one of the most chilling testimonies in post-war European legal history, his tone was cold and clinical. Breivik smirked his way through the […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 24.08.12

Research: Nigel Copsey on behalf of Faith Matters: The English Defence League: Challenging our country and our values of social inclusion, fairness and equality. “This report focuses in the EDL and asks whether the organisation poses a threat to our country and our values of social inclusion, fairness and equality. This report demonstrates clearly that […]

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