Report: Belgian Nursing Homes Failed Patients Amid Pandemic

Belgian authorities “abandoned” thousands of elderly people who died in nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic and did not seek hospital treatment for many who were infected, violating their human rights, Amnesty International said in an investigation published Monday.

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European Magistrate Backs Ritual Slaughter for Halal and Kosher Meat

In a legal test case pitting animal rights advocates and far-right politicians against Muslim and Jewish religious leaders seeking to protect halal and kosher meats, a magistrate for Europe’s highest court on Thursday said bans on the ritual of slaughtering of animals without first stunning them are unlawful.

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Belgian Court Rejects Move to Extradite Ex-Catalan Minister

A Belgian court on Friday rejected Spain’s demand to have a former high-ranking politician from the region of Catalonia extradited, in yet another set back for the country’s efforts to try several officials in exile over their alleged roles in an independence referendum that Madrid branded as illegal.

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