IRR News 31 May-6 June 2013

IRR News 31 May-6 June 2013

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Dear IRR News subscriber,

This week the IRR’s European News Team reports on the increasing activity of the far Right in Germany and Sweden. While in Germany the National Socialist Underground trial is under way, the far Right has attacked mosques, refugee centres and asylum seeker housing, proving that fascism needs no stimulus to act with violence. And during Sweden’s May 2013 riots in Stockholm, neo-Nazi vigilantes took to the streets to form a ‘national guard’ in search of people whose appearance marked them out as of immigrant origin, in order to punish them.

In news from across the UK, racial violence is still on the increase in the wake of the murder of Lee Rigby in Woolwich. An Islamic centre in Muswell Hill was razed to the ground in a suspected arson, reportedly with EDL graffiti daubed onto the building. And a 20-year-old student in Exeter was punched in the face by a man who taunted her about the death of Lee Rigby.

We would also like to draw your attention to a film screening on 17 June 2013 of Ali Aarrass pour l’example, a documentary about Belgian dual national Ali Aarrass who was extradited from Spain to face torture and imprisonment in Morroco. The film will be followed by a panel discussion.

IRR News Team

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