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EU Parliament calls for an international investigation into the killing of demonstrators in Egypt

The European Union Parliament yesterday urged member states to support a new resolution urging the United Nations Human Rights Council to begin an international investigation into the killing of protesters in Egypt and into allegations of torture and ill-treatment by security forces over the past year.

European Parliament Press Release – Human rights: Sudan; freedom of expression in Egypt, recent attacks in Nigeria

Parliament passed three separate resolutions on Thursday, calling on the Sudanese authorities to protect minorities’ religious identities, expressing its alarm at the increasingly severe clampdown and physical attacks on media and civil society in Egypt, and calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Chibok schoolgirls in Nigeria.