Dis­crim­i­na­tory laws

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

BRUS­SELS: A string of new counter-ter­ror­ism laws across Europe dis­crim­i­nate against Mus­lims and refugees, spread­ing fear and alien­ation, Amnesty In­ter­na­tional has said in a re­port.

The hu­man rights group sounded the alarm over se­cu­rity mea­sures adopted over the past two years in 14 EU na­tions. Dur­ing that pe­riod, mil­i­tant at­tacks have killed some 280 peo­ple in France, Bel­gium and Ger­many.

The at­tacks, mostly claimed by Is­lamic State ji­hadists, have fu­elled the pop­u­lar­ity of right-wing par­ties and made se­cu­rity a key theme in up­com­ing French, Dutch and Ger­man elec­tions.

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