Russian DJ banned from music festivals for not criticising Russia enough

24th May

Russian DJ and performer Nina Kraviz has been banned from festivals in Detroit, The Hague and Dortmund.

Time magazine launched a campaign against her. Criticism of the ban included

“Music and sports are the only segments which connect people around the world. Leave them alone.”

World Socialist website, published by the International Committee of the Fourth International

Threats, bricks and discrimination in the Netherlands

6th April

Threats to restaurants, a supermarket and a brick thrown through windows. 11 reported accounts of discrimination including banned from attending a sports event, banned from accessing notary services, cancelled from music events. These are the reported ones, they think it is thetip of the iceberg.

DutchNews.nl, privately funded by readers

Facing eviction in Amsterdam

4th March

An Amsterdam landlord is trying to cancel a rental contract signed with a Russian woman on the basis of her nationality, the city’s housing watchdog Stichting Woon said on Friday.

“The woman signed the rental agreement on January 1 for 12 months but was told that because of the international sanctions, the contract was being cancelled with immediate effect. ‘Putting someone out of their house on the basis of their nationality is illegal,’ foundation spokesman Gert Jan Bakker told local broadcaster AT5. The woman is being supported legally by her employer, Bakker said. ‘She does have a temporary contract, so will have to leave after 12 months.’”

Dutchnews.nl, independent website