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Human rights: H. Hichilema in Zambia, Dr Gudina in Ethiopia, South Sudan

Plenary Session Humanitarian aid / Development and cooperation / External relations18-05-2017 - 12:18

The European Parliament expresses concern about arrests of opposition leaders in Zambia and Ethiopia and calls for an end to the war in South Sudan, in three resolutions voted on Thursday. (Read more: Human rights: H. Hichilema in Zambia, Dr Gudina in Ethiopia, South Sudan )

 

Human rights: Navalny in Russia, arrests in Belarus, child brides in Bangladesh

Plenary Session Humanitarian aid / External relations06-04-2017 - 12:16

The European Parliament urges the Russian authorities to release opposition politician Alexei Navalny and other detained demonstrators, condemns the crackdown on peaceful protestors and arrests of human rights defenders and journalists in Belarus, and calls on the government of Bangladesh to close loopholes in new legislation that provide legal authorisation for child marriage, in three resolutions voted on Thursday. (Read more: Human rights: Navalny in Russia, arrests in Belarus, child brides in Bangladesh )

 

Human rights: Zimbabwe, Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia, and Philippines

Plenary Session Humanitarian aid / Development and cooperation / External relations16-03-2017 - 12:15

Parliament deplores the arrest of Pastor Evan Mawarire and political violence against human rights defenders in Zimbabwe, calls for the release of Ukrainians illegally detained in Russia and urges the Philippines to release human rights advocate Senator Leila M. De Lima, detained on drug-trafficking charges, in three resolutions voted on Thursday. (Read more: Human rights: Zimbabwe, Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia, and Philippines )

 

US “global gag” anti-abortion rule a major setback for women’s health, say MEPs

Plenary Session Humanitarian aid / External relations14-03-2017 - 17:34

Political group speakers reacted to President Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the “global gag” rule in a debate with EU humanitarian aid Commissioner Christos Stylianides on Tuesday. The executive order, signed on 23 January, obliges US-funded foreign NGOs to certify that they will not perform or actively promote abortion. (Read more: US “global gag” anti-abortion rule a major setback for women’s health, say MEPs )

 

Debate on US “global gag” anti-abortion rule at 15.00 on Tuesday

Plenary Session Humanitarian aid / External relations14-03-2017 - 11:00

MEPs will debate US President Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the “global gag” rule, which obliges US-funded foreign NGOs to certify that they will not perform or actively promote abortion, with Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Christos Stylianides on Tuesday at 15.00. (Read more: Debate on US “global gag” anti-abortion rule at 15.00 on Tuesday )

 

Human rights: Nicaragua, executions in Kuwait and Bahrain, and Guatemala

Plenary Session Humanitarian aid / External relations16-02-2017 - 12:15

Parliament voices deep concern about the intimidation and harassment of Francesca Ramirez and other human rights defenders in Nicaragua, deplores the recent use of the death penalty in Kuwait and Bahrain, and strongly condemns the murders of human rights defenders and journalists in Guatemala, in three resolutions voted on Thursday. (Read more: Human rights: Nicaragua, executions in Kuwait and Bahrain, and Guatemala )

 

Human rights: Indonesia, Central African Republic and Burundi

Plenary Session Humanitarian aid / Development and cooperation / External relations19-01-2017 - 12:27

Parliament condemns growing intolerance towards ethnic, religious and sexual minorities in Indonesia, attacks against peacekeepers in Central African Republic and breaches of human rights in Burundi, in three resolutions voted on Thursday. (Read more: Human rights: Indonesia, Central African Republic and Burundi )

 

Human rights: Buddhism in Tibet, Rohingya in Myanmar, mass graves in Iraq

Plenary Session Humanitarian aid / Development and cooperation / External relations15-12-2016 - 12:23

The European Parliament condemns the demolition of the Larung Gar Tibetan Buddhist Academy, the imprisonment of scholar Ilham Tohti by Chinese authorities and the persecution of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, while urging the protection of mass graves in Iraq, in three resolutions voted on Thursday. (Read more: Human rights: Buddhism in Tibet, Rohingya in Myanmar, mass graves in Iraq )

 

Human rights: Ms Ingabire in Rwanda, killings in Sudan and Mr Hall in Thailand

Plenary Session Humanitarian aid / External relations06-10-2016 - 12:15

Parliament condemns any act of intimidation, arrest, detention or prosecution of opposition party leaders, members and activists in Rwanda, the ongoing indiscriminate bombing of civilians and human rights breaches in Sudan, and the guilty verdict against worker's rights defender Andy Hall in Thailand, in three separate resolutions voted on Thursday. (Read more: Human rights: Ms Ingabire in Rwanda, killings in Sudan and Mr Hall in Thailand )

 

Human rights: Philippines, Somalia and Zimbabwe

Plenary Session Humanitarian aid / External relations15-09-2016 - 12:18

Parliament condemns the current wave of extrajudicial executions and killings in the Philippines, deteriorating security and widespread intimidation in Somalia, and growing violence against demonstrators and breaches of human rights in Zimbabwe, in three resolutions voted on Thursday. (Read more: Human rights: Philippines, Somalia and Zimbabwe )

 
 
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