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Spain: Discrimination condoned by the authorities

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Headline Title:  Spain: Discrimination condoned by the authorities 13 December 2011 The Spanish authorities must stop the practice of police selecting individuals for identity checks based on their ethnic or racial characteristics, Amnesty International said in a report published today. Stop racism, not people: Racial profiling and immigration control in Spain, exposes the real extent of identity checks by police based on ethnic and racial characteristics and the consequences for ethnic minorities. “People who do not ‘look Spanish’ can be stopped by police as often as four times a…

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