Stop the execution of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr

Stop the execution of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr

MEPs have passed a resolution with an overwhelming majority urging Saudi King Salman to offer clemency to Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, who was sentenced to death in August for protesting against the government. He was 17 at the time. Under the terms of the sentence he will be beheaded then crucified.The case is the latest in a string of human rights controversies involving Saudi Arabia and follows their appointment to a key panel on the United Nation's Human Rights Council.

Friday, 09 October 2015 Written by: Ignazio Corrao Posted in: Latest news, Newsroom, 2015, October, Human Rights, Ignazio Corrao

Refugee crisis: EU has turned back on its values

EU must tackle refugee crisis at its root and review all development policies within third countries

Refugee crisis: EU has turned back on its values

We currently stand before a page of European history characterised by the unacceptable violation of the most basic human rights. We are confronted by images that portray human beings - children, women, men, families - fleeing, in search of a better future. For years, this continuous massacre has been carrying on day after day. We cannot remain indifferent to the tragedy that is unfolding on our doorstep. The crimes we now witness daily are an offence to all of humanity. Europe, tainted by currents of xenophobia and racism, has turned its back on its own values; to disregard the suffering of another human being is an act of violence.

Monday, 05 October 2015 Written by: Ignazio Corrao Posted in: Latest news, Newsroom, 2015, October, Human Rights, Ignazio Corrao

Torture: MEPs call for investigation into EU countries' role in CIA practices

A report by the US Senate accuses the CIA of having used torture to extract confessions

Torture: MEPs call for investigation into EU countries' role in CIA practices

Waterboarding, chaining people to walls, rectal feeding: the recently published US Senate’s report on CIA interrogation methods makes serious allegations about the agency using torture to extract information from detainees. In a plenary debate about the report on 17 December, MEPs said that trampling fundamental values in the fight against terrorism is unacceptable and that the possible complicity of EU member states in this should be investigated.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 Written by: Laura Ferrara Posted in: Latest news, Newsroom, 2014, December, Human Rights, Laura Ferrara