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Parliamentary question - E-001567/2023Parliamentary question

The case of Mikel Zabalza: a Member State is in breach of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights


Question for written answer  E-001567/2023
to the Commission
Rule 138
Idoia Villanueva Ruiz (The Left)

The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights lays down the fundamental rights that must be upheld by the EU institutions and by the Member States when they implement EU law. Title I of the Charter includes the right to life, the prohibition of torture and slavery, and the right to the integrity of the person. In addition, Article 6 of the Treaty on European Union recognises the rights, freedoms and principles enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

On the basis of those principles, we insist that the murder of Mikel Zabalza in 1985 be solved. We refer in this connection to the report drawn up by the Basque Government, which states that Mikel Zabalza was tortured and murdered by the Civil Guard in Intxaurrondo (Gipuzkoa).

In the light of the foregoing:

Submitted: 16.5.2023

Last updated: 25 May 2023
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