EU: European Civil Liberties Network (ECLN): Selection of new entries on the Noticeboard in July 2009

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European Civil Liberties Network (ECLN)

- France: Film-maker Joachim Gatti tries to get "non-lethal" public order equipment "flash-balls" banned after an incident during a peaceful demonstration in which he lost an eye

- Switzerland: In 2008, it became known that the Swiss police and secret services were keeping intelligence files on left-wing activists and politicians. This so-called Fichen [record] scandal is the second secret surveillance scandal in Switzerland.

- Germany: A book published by the German civil liberties group Komitee für Grundrechte und Demokratie, collects papers presented at a conference on prison conditions in Germany that took place September 2008 in Bonn.

- Spain: Report on the application of the Spanish law for the banning of political parties thought to have a relationship with ETA, which has been used in subsequent elections to illegalise Batasuna and electoral associations that were considered to be its successors.

- Greece: Open letter sent to the Greek prime minister and interior minister highlighting "the emergency situation that has been developed in Greece with regard to questions of asylum, but also on the evident diffusion and rise of racist violence, of xenophobia and of racist speech against immigrants and asylum seekers, particularly in Athens". (Hellenic League of Human Rights)

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