Group of the European People's Party at Council of Europe EPP/CD

09-12-2013 13-01-29

The EPP-CD Group in PACE, concerned with “borderization” in Georgia

The EPP/CD Group at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe expresses its concern over the recent “borderization” campaign in Georgia, which involves illegal installation of fences, barbed wire and other physical obstacles by Russian forces in areas adjacent to the occupied territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia – most recently in the village of Dvani. This seizure of additional land and expulsion from their homes of tens of individuals is in breach of the six point Cease Fire Agreement signed with the EU mediation in 2008.  It is also clearly in breach of all norms of international law.

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EPP-CD Group condemns the massacre at Camp Ashraf by Iraqi forces

The Group of the European People’s Party of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (EPP/CD) strongly condemns the massacre carried out at Camp Ashraf on 1 September 2013 by Iraqi forces. The execution of 52 unarmed and defenseless Iranian dissidents, many handcuffed, is evidence of a crime against humanity. We are gravely concerned about the fate of seven PMOI members who were abducted during the attack.

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