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pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

condemning Qatar’s judicial fatwa against an MEP

Steeve Briois, Sophie Montel, Dominique Bilde, Florian Philippot, Mylène Troszczyinski, Edouard Ferrand, Philippe Loiseau, Jean François Jalkh, Sylvie Goddyn, Aymeric Chauprade, Gilles Lebreton, Dominique Martin, Mireille d’Ornano, Jean Luc Schaffhauser

Motion for a resolution condemning Qatars judicial fatwa against an MEP  

The European Parliament,

–       having regard to Articles 6, 10 and 11 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights,

–       having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.     whereas the right to security and freedom of expression are fundamental values enshrined in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights;

B.     whereas it has come to light that Qatar regularly violates human rights, disregards the principle of the dignity of women and grants workers no social rights;

C.     whereas the lawsuit filed by Qatar against MEP Florian Philippot for expressing his opinion constitutes a serious attack on freedom of speech, a fundamental EU value;

1.      Condemns the threat posed by Qatar’s lawsuit to an MEP’s security and rights;

2.      Calls on the Commission to condemn Qatar’s blatant interference in the internal affairs of France, an EU Member State and signatory to the Charter of Fundamental Rights;

3.      Instructs its President to forward this resolution, together with the names of the signatories, to the Commission, the Council and the Member States.

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