You are in a bar and you get involved in a fight with off-duty police officers. One month after you are arrested and charged with terrorism related offences. What? Is this possible? Read the case of Altsasu (Navarre, Spain).
As the European Parliament debated the deterioration of rights, democratic standards and the rule of law in Hungary, the Commission announced it was stepping up action on three court cases, including the case on Fidesz's anti-NGO law.
The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union has won its case against a pro-government journalist who had brought the organisation to court for refusing to release data that were not public interest, and so need not be released.
Italy's government was asked tough questions during the review of its implementation of the Convention against Torture. Detainees' rights and state authorities' use of torture remain problematic areas.
Romanians are sending a clear message to decision-makers: We don’t want link taxes and upload filters! There is still time to tell your MEPs that the proposal does NOT fit the current digital environment.
Why? Because it's useless and it's dangerous. Only traditional methods of gathering intelligence have helped security services stop terrorism. Mass surveillance, which doesn't produce results, is draining resources away from tools that actually work.
In six months, activists collected 85,000 signatures in support of a new immigration law. The signatures have been submitted to Parliament to bring pressure on politicians to back a more humane system.