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The Jussie Smollett hate crime case – and why it won't go to trial

Mar 29, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The curious case of Jussie Smollett has been going on since late January and has revived the debate in the US about its justice system

Black, gay U.S. TV actor attacked in 'possible hate crime'

Jan 30, 2019 - 10:53 AM

Two assailants violently attacked openly-gay 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett while yelling 'racial and homophobic slurs' at him

Trump attacks British PM after criticism of anti-Muslim videos

Nov 29, 2017 - 10:41 PM

(UPDATED) Trump retweets 3 anti-Muslim videos posted by the deputy head of a British far-right group who has been convicted of a hate crime

London mosque attacker: 'I want to kill all Muslims'

Jun 19, 2017 - 4:47 PM

Eyewitness Khalid Amin says that when people seized the driver he was shouting: All Muslims I want to kill all Muslims Literally he said that Word by word

FINSBURY PARK ATTACK. Forensic officers work at the scene in Finsbury Park area of north London after a vehichle hit pedestrians, on June 19, 2017. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

One dead as van rams pedestrians near London mosque

Jun 19, 2017 - 8:53 AM

UPDATED Muslim leaders say worshippers were specifically targeted after leaving prayers near Finsbury Park mosque in north London shortly after midnight and link the incident to a recent rise in anti Muslim hate crime

SECURITY INCIDENT. Ambulances arrive in the Finsbury Park area of north London where a vehichle hit pedestrians on June 19, 2017. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Germany threatens online giants with 50M-euro hate speech fines

Apr 05, 2017 - 6:44 PM

Chancellor Angela Merkel s cabinet approves the tough measure after assessing that companies like Twitter and Facebook were not doing enough to erase content that ran afoul of German law

5 charged for suspected hate crime in London

Apr 03, 2017 - 7:17 PM

The teenager is badly beaten by a group of around 20 people while he was at a bus stop with two friends outside a pub in Croydon on Friday night

Sikh man wounded in latest suspected U.S. hate crime

Mar 05, 2017 - 3:19 PM

Authorities are investigating the suspected hate crime shooting of a Sikh man at his home near Seattle

Hate crimes charges over live-streamed Chicago assault

Jan 06, 2017 - 9:16 AM

UPDATED Police say hate crimes charges were filed because of the victim s diminished mental capacity the fact that they tied him up the obvious racial quotes that they post live on Facebook

HATE CRIMES. Chicago prosecutors filed hate crime and other felony charges Thursday against  Tanishia Covington, Jordan Hill, Tesfaye Cooper, and Brittany Covington – accused of holding captive and assaulting a man with special needs in a racially charged attack broadcast live on Facebook. Photos from the Chicago Police Department/AFP

Swiss police say Muslim prayer hall shooter found dead

Dec 20, 2016 - 12:55 PM

UPDATED A man bursts into a Muslim prayer hall in the Swiss city of Zurich and starts shooting injuring 3 men police say

Ambulance and police cars are seen outside a Muslim prayer hall, central Zurich, on December 19, 2016, after 3 people were injured by gunfire. Michael Buholzer/AFP

Rise in racist incidents in U.S. points to Trump-emboldened backlash

Nov 15, 2016 - 9:30 AM

A surge in reports of racist incidents has minorities and civil rights groups worried that Donald Trump s election as US president has emboldened hate groups

Demonstrators hold placards that read 'No to racism, no to Trump' during a protest outside the US Embassy in London on November 9, 2016 against US President-elect Donald Trump after he was declared the winner of the US presidential election. Ben Stanstall/AFP

Man put acid in Australian gay club lube – reports

Aug 29, 2016 - 2:11 PM

A 62 year old man who allegedly put highly corrosive acid inside a lubricant dispenser at a gay nightclub in Australia is arrested and charged

Priest injured in Indonesia church attack

Aug 28, 2016 - 3:29 PM

A knife wielding man stabbed a Catholic priest and tried to set off an explosive device police say the latest attack on religious minorities in the mainly Muslim country

Police outside the church in Medan, Sumatra Utara, August 28, 2016. Foto oleh Irsan Mulyadi/Antara

Hundreds protest in Istanbul over transgender woman's murder

Aug 22, 2016 - 8:28 AM

Hundreds protest peacefully in Istanbul calling for justice after the brutal murder of a transgender woman earlier this month

A LGBT member stands in front of a banner with make up on her face and a writing on her body 'I want to live' on August 21, 2016 in Istanbul during a demonstration for the murdering of a transgender activist Hande Kader, a 22-year-old transgender who was mutilated, burnt and murdered in Istanbul on last week. Ozan Kose/AFP

Imam, assistant gunned down near New York mosque

Aug 15, 2016 - 1:40 AM

Muslim community representatives believe the attack against imam Maulama Akonjee and his assistant Thara Uddin was a hate crime

Community members pray outside the Al-Furqan Jame Mosque in Ozone Park after imam Maulama Akonjee and friend Thara Uddin were killed in the Queens borough of New York City, August 13, 2016.  An imam and his assistant were both shot in the head and killed in New York Saturday, police said, in an attack with unclear motives. / AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR

Reported hate crimes surged around Brexit vote – UK police

Jul 09, 2016 - 12:17 AM

More than 3 000 incidents are reported to police across the country between June 16 and 30 up 42 on the same period last year

BREXIT. The Union flag (R) and European Union flag (L) hang over Europa House in London, Britain, 17 January 2013. EPA/ANDY RAIN

CBCP denounces Orlando attack as hate crime

Jun 14, 2016 - 11:10 AM

Disagreement with sexual preferences ‘can never justify’ murder the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines says

Mourners hug as they pay their respects at a memorial in front the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for the victims of the Pulse gay nightclub shooting, June 13, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Orlando shooter homophobe and wife beater – reports

Jun 13, 2016 - 8:49 AM

The suspect 29 year old Omar Mateen is a Muslim American of Afghan descent and police are investigating whether he may have had a terrorist motive

SUSPECT. In this undated photo received by Agence France-Presse on June 12, 2016, shows Omar Mateen, 29, a US citizen of Afghani descent from Port St. Lucie, Florida, from his MySpace page, who has been named as the gunman in the mass shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. AFP/MySpace.com

Anti-Muslim crime soars in Britain after Paris attacks

Nov 23, 2015 - 9:45 PM

A vast and overwhelming majority of the 115 attacks were against Muslim women and girls aged between 14 and 45 who were wearing traditional Islamic dress

Wounded people are evacuated from the Stade de France in Paris, France, November 13, 2015, after explosions were reported. Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

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Aug 24, 2015 - 7:04 PM

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Murder case vs Pemberton at risk of being downgraded to homicide

Aug 03, 2015 - 7:15 PM

Very vital evidence on the murder case against US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton was not admitted by the local court trying him a prosecutor says

US marine's turn to present evidence in Laude murder trial

Aug 03, 2015 - 9:24 AM

There are 17 more expected trial dates for the defense to present all counterevidence in the murder trial of transgender Filipina Jennifer Laude

MUGSHOT. A handout photo dated 19 December 2014 released on 21 December 2014 by the Olongapo City Police Public Information Office (PIO) shows US Marine Private First Class Joseph Pemberton at the Olongapo police station in Olongapo city, north of Manila, Philippines. Photo from EPA/PNP OLONGAPO-PIO

Racist 'manifesto' lays bare Charleston motive

Jun 21, 2015 - 9:07 AM

A 2 500 word manifesto and photos on a website purportedly created by Charleston shooter Dylann Roof may reveal his motive for killing 9 black worshippers

Pastors, librarian among Charleston shooting victims

Jun 19, 2015 - 7:45 AM

With the southern coastal city and the United States reeling from the apparently racially motivated attack details emerge of the lives cut short by it

CHARLESTON. People are seen here hugging at the memorial site of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church where nine people were murdered in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, 18 June 2015.

9 killed in South Carolina church shooting

Jun 18, 2015 - 1:13 PM

UPDATED A white gunman shoots and kills 9 people at a historic black church in downtown Charleston South Carolina an incident the police call a hate crime

CRIME SCENE. Police investigators are seen outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, June 17, 2015. Richard Ellis/EPA

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Apr 18, 2015 - 2:00 PM

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US prosecutors seek death in Muslim college student murders

Apr 07, 2015 - 8:38 AM

Judge Orlando Hudson approved a motion by government attorneys allowing them to pursue a capital murder case against suspect Craig Hicks

The victims of the shootings in Chapel Hill, NC: Deah Barakat; his wife, Yusor Mohammad; and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha. Image from Deah Barakat's Facebook profile

Suspect indicted in North Carolina triple murder

Feb 18, 2015 - 8:24 AM

A grand jury indicts a North Carolina man on charges of first degree murder in the shooting deaths of three Muslim students in the college town of Chapel Hill

The victims of the shootings in Chapel Hill, NC: Deah Barakat; his wife, Yusor Mohammad; and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha. Image from Deah Barakat's Facebook profile

Thousands gather for slain US Muslim students

Feb 13, 2015 - 12:15 AM

The murders are being investigated by Chapel Hill police as a hate crime

Hate crime probed in murder of US Muslim students

Feb 12, 2015 - 2:01 AM

UPDATED The cautious wording of the police statement contrast sharply with the anguished reaction amongst many Muslims

The victims of the shootings in Chapel Hill, NC: Deah Barakat; his wife, Yusor Mohammad; and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha. Image from Deah Barakat's Facebook profile

New York mayor: 'centuries of racism' in US

Dec 08, 2014 - 1:35 AM

America s largest city has become the center point of the demonstrations demanding justice for black men who have died at the hands of white policemen in recent weeks

A man protests the grand jury decision to not indict New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in Eric Garner's death on December 3, 2014 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

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Oct 17, 2014 - 7:47 PM

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US Marine ordered to appear in murder probe

Oct 17, 2014 - 2:48 PM

But the question remains: will he face investigators?

OLONGAPO MURDER. CCTV footage shows the victim, Jeffrey Laude, and the suspect in a hotel before the crime allegedly happened in Celzone Lodge, Olongapo City.

Strength in colors: The Filipino LGBTQ community

Dec 07, 2013 - 11:40 PM

The Filipino LGBTQ community has grown since the first organized gay pride parade in 1994 but challenges remain

Turkey's gay groups dismayed LGBT abuse not a hate crime

Dec 07, 2013 - 1:10 AM

Reforms in Turkey s so called democratization package neglects the LGBT sector as well as ethnic minorities says advocates

Senior Dutch diplomat beaten up in Russia

Oct 16, 2013 - 4:03 PM

The incident comes amid growing tensions between Russia and the Netherlands

'CHR documentation of hate crimes will protect LGBT interest'

Aug 03, 2013 - 11:39 PM

To combat discrimination the Commission on Human Rights will be documenting hate crimes against LGBTs