Human Rights


Egypt: EU Parliament demands an end to repression

The European Parliament calls for an end to repression of human rights activists, a ban on the export of surveillance equipment and a review of EU programs for Egypt. The resolution I negotiated was passed by a majority vote today.

“The European Union must no longer make itself an accomplice to the authoritarian regime in Egypt. The Federal Government must campaign for the European Union no longer to supply weapons and surveillance technology to Egypt, for the release of political prisoners and for an end to the blank check for EU funds to ruler Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his entourage. We should also consider targeted sanctions against those responsible. The European Union must not look the other way when civil society in Egypt is suppressed and the regime imprisons thousands of people protesting against injustice and corruption.

– Hannah Neumann, MdEP

The resolution is an important message for the demonstrators in Egypt. I am pleased to deliver it personally. Because today I went to the region: In the next few days I will be in Egypt, Qatar and Iraq to find out about the human rights situation.]

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