Georgia’s achievements must be recognised

Georgia is one of the few bright lights among the countries of the Eastern partnership. It is all the more regrettable, therefore, that there has been a delay in agreeing the visa liberalisation regime between Georgia and the EU before …...

Thailand should protect labour rights

Thailand recently convicted a British human rights activist Andy Hall for revealing serious human rights violations and illegal activities in a Thai pineapple processor Natural Fruit Company Ltd. Hall was sentenced to a three year suspended term of imprisonment for …...

HR Mogherini on EU actions against caste discrimination

On 29 June 2016 Heidi with a group of other MEPs sent the high representative Mogherini an appeal to take caste discrimination to the EU foreign policy agenda. HR Mogherini answered the MEPs with a letter on 20 July 2016…...

MEPs appeal against execution of Bangladeshi political leader

In their letter to the Bangladesh’s prime minister Hasina, the signatory MEPs expressed their concern of an unlawful procedures of Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT). The court has been set up to try and punish persons accused of committing atrocities, …...

MEPs demand Putin to release Tatar leader Umerov

Heidi, among a group of MEPs wrote a letter to the Russian president Putin urging for immediate release of Ilmi Umerov, deputy head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatars. . Umerov has been a traget of politically motivated prosecution and was …...