51 countries including all members of the EU, Australia, News Zealand and Canada were among those who abstained from voting on the UN resolution asking members to eliminate all forms of racism and attempts to glorify Nazism. The resolution was passed with overwhelming support from the third world countries.
Socialist leader Algirdas Paleckis has been incarcerated since October 2018 for allegedly “intending to kidnap prosecutors” and being a Russian spy. Critics believe that the former diplomat has been targeted by the right-wing Lithuanian government for his socialist ideology
Hundreds of protesters blocked a lecture by the far-right historian, Lothar Höbelt, at Vienna University on January 14
Members of the ultra-nationalist group, Serbian Action, sprayed red paint on the busts of the heroes and wrote a notorious fascist slogan over the marble plaque in the tomb
The national Independence Day rally in the Polish capital Warsaw, on November 11, was ridden with hyper-nationalist and homophobic manifestations by extreme right-wing elements in the country