Police brutality

Prosecutor seeks arrest of two Turkish hunger-striking educators

A prosecutor has sought the arrest of two educators, Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça, who have been on hunger strike for over 75 days in protest at being dismissed from their posts through state of emergency decrees. 

Özakça and Gülmen were referred to court with the arrest demands on May 23, a day after both were detained from their homes in the capital Ankara.

Anti-austerity protesters clash with police, block roads, fires in Rio de Janeiro

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Clashes have broken out between workers protesting austerity and police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Demonstrators blocked roads, started fires and threw projectiles at police, who responded with water cannons and tear gas.

Tear gas at Paris demo against police 'brutality'

French police fired tear gas in clashes with demonstrators in Paris on March 19 as thousands marched against "police brutality" after the alleged rape of a black youth with a police baton.

The February attack on the 22-year-old man, identified only as Theo, cast a spotlight on rough policing methods in France and triggered riots in the gritty suburbs surrounding Paris.

Police see French connection in Athens attack

Greek police say an arson attack on the French cultural institute in Athens could be connected to a case of alleged police brutality near Paris last month.

A French policeman has been placed under formal investigation for suspected rape and three others for unnecessary violence on February 2 during the arrest of a 22-year-old man in Aulnay-sous-Bois outside the French capital.