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21 February 2019
Spain and Morocco agree on a new protocol to deal with irregular migration The Spanish public entity that deals with maritime rescue, “Salvamento Marítimo” will be able to take a fraction of rescued migrants back to Moroccan ports, according to three sources in the Spanish government.
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20 February 2019
Egypt executes nine people over the prosecutor-general Hisham Barakat’s murder in 2015 On 20 February, Egyptian authorities executed nine young people condemned for Barakat’s murder despite human rights association’s appeals.
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20 February 2019
Teachers’ protest in Morocco On 20 February thousands of teachers took to the streets to protest against fixed-terms contracts in Rabat; the police intervened with water cannons injuring dozen people.
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20 February 2019
Turkish prosecutor seeks life sentences for 16 protestors of 2013 Gezi protests On 20 February, Turkish state media broadcasted the intention of the Turkish prosecutor to sentence to life the 16 demonstrators over the 2013 Gezi protests.
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20 February 2019
EU announces additional €50 million in humanitarian aid and development cooperation for Iraq Upon his return from his visit to Iraq on 19 February, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides announced that the EU would support Iraq with additional €50 million.
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20 February 2019
Frontex publishes its Risk Analysis for 2019 report On 20 February the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX) has published its annual Risk Analysis report for 2019. In 2018 the number of illegal border-crossings to the European Union had decreased by 27% in comparison to 2017, and by 92% in comparison to 2015.
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20 February 2019
Egypt executes nine people over the Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat’s murder in 2015 On 20 February, Egyptian authorities executed nine young people condemned for Barakat’s murder despite human rights association’s appeals.
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20 February 2019
Turkish prosecutor seeks life sentences for 16 protestors of 2013 Gezi protests On 20 February, Turkish state media broadcasted the intention of the Turkish prosecutor to sentence to life the 16 demonstrators over the 2013 Gezi protests.
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20 February 2019
Abbas refuses Israel taxes’ transfer after Israel’s decision to freeze part of the money On 20 February PA’s president Mahmoud Abbas announces that Palestinians would not accept any taxes’ transfer from Israel after that Israeli Security Council decided to block part of the money.
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