Civil society representatives call for more consistency from the EU

 

The participants of a Conference of civil society organisations being held on the margins of the 2nd EU Eastern Partnership Summit in Warsaw have called for "more consistency of the EU policy towards the political developments in all countries of the Eastern Partnership" and "for unanimous condemnation of any restrictions of basic civil rights as the right for free elections, the right to assembly and the freedom of expression in all six countries of the Eastern partnership through EU institutions".

 

The civil society participants of the Eastern Partnership Conference also expressed their continuing concern about the ongoing human rights violations and the existence of political prisoners in some of the Eastern Partner countries. Participants said that of main concern are the recent arrest of the Belarusian human rights defender Ales Bialiacki and the danger of live and health of other political prisoners in Belarus.

source: commonspace.eu

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