dinsdag 21 juni 2011

EU-zorg over vervolging van Bassem Tamimi en andere Palestijnse mensenrechtenverdedigers

Zie European Union expresses concern over the persecution of Bassim Tamimi

.... The Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations Office in Geneva officially said on behalf of the EU that "The rights of Israeli and Palestinian Human Rights Defenders protesting peacefully against settlements and the separation barrier are severely curtailed. While the EU welcomed before this Council in March the release of Abdallah Abu Rahma, the EU is concerned that other human rights defenders continue to be detained for their non violent protests. The EU is observing the trial, which opened on 5 June before an Israeli military court, of Bassem Tamimi, an activist of the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh affected by the illegal settlement expansion. The EU is also concerned by reports that journalists in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are exposed to severe harassment as this affects negatively the right to freedom of expression. Impunity for such acts is unacceptable." ...

... Mohammed Khatib, coordinator of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee said, "As September gets nearer and nearer and attack on the Palestinian popular struggle intensify, the world must make clear to Israel that just like neighboring Arab regimes, it too will not be allowed to crack down on civil resistance. This is an important step, but I am afraid the international community will have to take much stronger steps to assist us in achieving our freedom". ...
De - internationale - vakbeweging hoort zich in deze ook sterker in te zetten. Deze casus werd eerder aangekaart in ABVAKABO's Bondsraad van 29 maart 2011.

Zie hierbij de IVV-resolutie van juni 2010.

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