EU reacts upon Uganda anti-gay law

Brussels 23.03.2023 “The European Union is deeply concerned by the passing of an anti-homosexuality bill by the Ugandan Parliament, which introduces severe punishments, including the death penalty. The EU is opposed to the death penalty in all circumstances” reads the statement by the spokesperson on the adoption of the anti-homosexuality bill. Uganda: The EU is…

Eswatini: MEPs condemn lawyer assassination

Brussels 20.02.2023 Eswatini: the situation of human rights defenders and the murder of Thulani Maseko. EU stands against human right breaches: MEPs adopted measures for the respect of human rights in Russia, Equatorial Guinea and Eswatini. They call for the release of Alexey Navalny and other political prisoners in Russia fighting for Russian democracy. ­čŚ│´ŞĆhttps://t.co/1qCjbf7OwD…

Equatorial Guinea: MEPs condemn repressions

Brussels 20.02.2023 Equatorial Guinea: violence against opposition activists, notably Julio Obama Mefuman. (RC9-0122/2023) Violence against opposition activists in Equatorial Guinea, notably the case of Julio Obama Mefuman pic.twitter.com/GEpX6NnmWx — MLGE3R (@mlgeiiir) February 16, 2023 The European Parliament holds the Equatoguinean dictatorial regime responsible for the death of Julio Obama, a prominent dissident and a Spanish…

EU: reduction of irregular migration

Brussels 10.02.2023 “The European Union will step up its action to prevent irregular departures and loss of life, to reduce pressure on EU borders and on reception capacities, to fight against smugglers and to increase returns. This will be done by intensifying cooperation with countries of origin and transit through mutually beneficial partnerships. All migratory…

Cameroon: EU condemns radio-host murder

Brussels 23.01.2023 The European Union strongly condemns the murder of the well-known Cameroonian radio host, Mr Martinez Zogo. An outspoken Cameroonian journalist has been found dead in Yaound├ę, after he disappeared last week in a suspected abduction. Martinez Zogo had recently broadcast about an alleged embezzlement case involving a wealthy businessman and top officials. More:…

Eswatini: EU condemns Mr.Maseko assassination

Brussels 22.01.2023 Thulani Rudolph Maseko, human rights lawyer and Chairperson of the Multistakeholder Forum (MSF), was shot dead at his house on Saturday 21 January. Eswatini: Human rights lawyer, Thulani Rudolph Maseko was shot dead. The ­č笭čç║ strongly condemns his assassination┬áand looks forward to┬áthe results of the investigations already launched to prosecute those responsible for…

Zambia: EU welcomes death penalty abolishion

Brussels 26.12.2022 “The European Union welcomes the step taken by President Hakainde Hichilema to abolish the death penalty in Zambia” the press release of the European External Action Service reads. The EU welcomes the step taken by┬áPresident Hakainde Hichilema to abolish the death penalty in Zambia. This achievement sends a powerful signal contributing to the…

Chad: MEPs condemn human rights restrictions

European Parliament condemns the restriction of the fundamental right to demonstrate and the use of violence against pro-democracy protesters and civil society in Chad during the protests of October 2022. In their resolution, MEPs call for all protesters held by the Chadian government to be released and granted legal protection. They condemn their prosecution in…

Burkina-Faco: President Compaore sentenced

Brussels 06.04.2022 Burkina Faso’s former President Blaise Compaore was sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment for complicity in the 1987 murder of his predecessor Thomas Sankar a in a coup d’├ętat, a military tribunal ruled on Wednesday, April 6. Ex-Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaor├ę found guilty of Thomas Sankara murder https://t.co/eVwquCf6rV — BBC News (World)…

Ethiopia: UN Human Rights commission

Brussels 18.12.2021 Following a resolution presented by the European Union the United Nations Human Rights Council will establish an international commission of human rights experts on Ethiopia. An important step forward to ensure accountability of the perpetrators and justice for the victims” the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell wrote on his Twitter micro blog. Following…