discrimination

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Feb 8 '16 13:40

At least two of the LGBT asylum seekers being harassed in the Heumensoord asylum camp in Nijmegen, are now also being threatened with death, the interest group for gay people COC Nijmegen announced on Monday.

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Feb 8 '16 09:46

An Ajax supporter was arrested after the Ajax vs Feyenoord match in the Amsterdam ArenA on Sunday for lynching a black-skinned doll wearing a jersey with the name of Feyenoord player Kenneth Vermeer. Ajax also imposed a stadium ban on the supporter, the Amsterdam team announced after the match

Feb 5 '16 15:30

The GroenLinks faction in Groningen wants to run an experiment in which people applying for a job at the Groningen municipality can do so anonymously. The party believes this will increase non-Western minorities' chances of being employed

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Feb 5 '16 15:05

After receiving a number of nearly identical rejections to job applications, recently graduated Maastricht University student Mohamed El Alili (24) decided to try a little experiment. He changed the name on one of his applications from Mohamed to Matthijs and resubmitted it to Utrecht company Cure 4, only to be invited to an interview

Feb 5 '16 14:40

The Public Prosecutor is turning to the Supreme Court to appeal against the Amsterdam Court of Appeals' ruling to clear bookseller Michiel van Eyck of hate crime charges for selling Adolf Hitler's book Mein Kamph in his historical objects store

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Jan 26 '16 15:20

Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston advised the European Union's Court of Justice to reject the European's commission's claim that the Netherlands is discriminating against European exchange students by not giving the access to a free Dutch public transit. According to the Advocate General, the Commission can not prove that this is the case. The advise is not binding

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Jan 13 '16 10:25

Gay asylum seekers are routinely harassed in the Heumensoord asylum camp in Nijmegen, gay interest group COC said to De Gelderlander. According to the group, the gay men's beds get soaked or smeared with food and excrement and their clothes are routinely stolen or set on fire.

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Jan 4 '16 14:15

A woman is pressing charges against a man teaching a little girl a racist song about Moroccans in a video on Facebook, the white native Dutch woman D.V. confirmed to Afro Magazine.

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Dec 30 '15 15:25

Huub van Leijsen, the owner of petting zoo Pukkemuk in Dongen, released a statement defending his decision to ask a Muslim family to leave the zoo on Monday. In the statement he says that he feels like a victim, not a perpetrator and that the decision was not based on discrimination in any way

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Dec 30 '15 08:58

Tilburg man Bilal Salam is pressing charges against petting zoo Pukkemuk in Dongen after his three sisters-in-law were told to leave because they were wearing burqas

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Dec 29 '15 09:13

The Public Prosecutor will not be prosecuting Gelderland PVV leader and Senator Marjolein Faber for inciting hatred and discrimination. Nijmegen resident Toine van Bergen filed these charges against her for statements made on social media, but according to the Prosecutor Faber did not commit a criminal offense

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Dec 24 '15 16:00

Dolores Leeuwin, a presenter on the Sinterklaasjournaal since 2012, may not be returning to the show next year because she can no longer justify the current appearance of Zwarte Piet to herself

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Dec 24 '15 09:46

Opponents of controversial Sinterklaas character Zwarte Piet pressed charges of, among other things, "statements inciting discrimination" against comedian Erik van Muiswinkel, who plays the head Piet in the Sinterklaasjournaal.

Dec 22 '15 07:37

PVV leader Geert Wilders responded to his political colleagues' call for him to denounce xenophobic violence in the asylum debate exactly as D66 leader Alexander Pechtold expected him to. He has no intention of doing so.

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Dec 18 '15 12:15

Erik van Muiswinkel, the actor who plays head Piet in the Sinterklaasjournaal, thinks that Zwarte Piet as he is today will be gone in 20 years time. He does not think that Zwarte Piet lovers are racist, but Zwarte Piet is a "racist icon of a time that was racist", he said on television program Pauw.

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Dec 14 '15 07:23

The Rotterdam faction of the PvdA asked the mayor and aldermen to offer safe shelter to 10 LGBT asylum seekers currently living in the emergency shelter in Alphen aan den Rijn. On Friday these 10 asylum seekers started a hunger strike because they are systematically threatened, abused and even assaulted by other refugees because of their sexual orientation

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Dec 11 '15 16:45

About 200 thousand students and teachers of more than 600 Dutch schools wore purple clothes on Friday as a symbol against discrimination and hatred for homosexuals, bisexuals and transgenders

Dec 11 '15 14:40

PVV leader Geert Wilders will be allowed to call a number of witnesses in the hate speech trial against him. The court in The Hague gave him permission to do so this week

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Dec 10 '15 14:15

Syrian asylum seeker Amjad Bashir hoped that he would be able to be open about his sexuality in the Netherlands, but he still has to hide the fact that he is gay from the other asylum seekers living with him in the emergency shelter in Haarlem

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Dec 8 '15 16:12

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders was unnerved by statements made by U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump's recent statements calling for a block of all Muslims trying to enter the United States. "These statements by Trump are not helpful, and that's putting it mildly," the Netherlands official said on Tuesday.

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Dec 8 '15 08:38

Amsterdam councilor Dilan Yesilgoz-Zegerius thinks that asylum seekers who threaten or discriminate against fellow refugees because of their sexual orientation, should be deported immediately

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Dec 7 '15 16:41

People in the Netherlands reported 4,092 cases of racism, extremism and anti-Semitism to the police in all of 2014, an increase of 26 percent compared to a year earlier. Though total incidents fell by over four percent, racial abuse cases jumped by 26 percent to 2,764.

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Dec 7 '15 08:11

National Police Chief Gerard Bouman promises strict action against any police officer caught discriminating against asylum seekers. "If you're going to differentiate according to religion, race, or whether someone is a refugee or not, then there is no place for you in this corps", the police chief said

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Dec 4 '15 14:55

Amsterdam decided to give lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender refugees shelter separate from the other asylum seekers following a number of threats and other incidents, Het Parool reported on Friday.

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