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Kenyan Musicians Charged With Hate Speech

Posted July 4th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Three Kenyan musicians have been charged with hate speech under laws adopted following the country’s post-election violence in 2008. Kamande wa Kioi, Muigai Wa Njoroge and John DeMathew appeared in a Nairobi court Wednesday to answer charges that their songs were intended to cause hatred and hostility between Kenya’s Kikuyu and Luo ethnic groups. The […]

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Italian Gunman Kills 2, Wounds 3 in Apparent Hate Crime

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian authorities say a writer with extreme right-wing political views has shot and killed two Senegalese street vendors and wounded three other Africans in a pair of shootings in Florence. Officials say 50-year-old Gianluca Casseri opened fire with a large pistol at Piazza Dalmazia Tuesday, killing two men and seriously wounding a third. He later […]

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FBI: Hate Crimes in US Remained Steady in 2010

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. government says the number of reported hate crimes in the United States remained steady in 2010. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Monday that 6,628 hate crime incidents were reported last year, while 6,604 were reported in 2009. It said 47 percent of the incidents with a single motivation were driven by race, […]

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Italian Parliament Rejects Hate Crimes Law Protecting Gays

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The human rights group Amnesty International says Italy wasted an opportunity when its parliament rejected a bill to include attacks on homosexuals and transsexuals as hate crimes. Amnesty said Tuesday that lawmakers failed to take a step in the right direction. It called on Italian authorities and politicians to set an example by promoting equality […]

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