Parliamentary questions
Abduction and forced conversion of Hindu girls in Pakistan

Question for written answer to the Commission (Vice-President/High Representative) Rule 130 Cornelis de Jong (GUE/NGL) Subject: Abduction and forced conversion of Hindu girls in Pakistan Hindu girls are regularly abducted in Pakistan and forcefully made to marry and convert to Islam with some reports claiming that 1000 girls are forced to convert every year. Although […]

VP/HR – Bahá’ís in Iran

Question for written answer to the Commission (Vice-President/High Representative) Rule 117 Cornelis de Jong (GUE/NGL) Subject: VP/HR – Bahá’ís in Iran The recent nuclear agreement and the possible engagement with the Iranian authorities in the coming months is an opportunity for the European Union to address the human rights situation in Iran. How is the […]

Nigeria

Question for written answer to the Commission Rule 117 Peter Van Dalen (ECR), Dennis de Jong (GUE/NGL), Laszlo Surjan (EPP), Hannu Takkula (ALDE) Subject: Nigeria While religious violence instigated by Boko Haram and its offshoot Ansaru is currently receiving ample coverage, the environment that facilitates the emergence of such groups has yet to be addressed. […]

Tanzania/Zanzibar

Question for written answer to the Commission Rule 117 Peter Van Dalen (ECR), Dennis de Jong (GUE/NGL), Laszlo Surjan (EPP), Hannu Takkula (ALDE) Subject: Tanzania/Zanzibar With the unresolved murders of two Christian leaders, the sending of regular death threats to other leaders, and the destruction of churches by mobs, religious discrimination has risen on the […]

VP/HR – Treatment of minority communities in the Pakistan elections

Question for written answer to the Commission (Vice-President/High Representative) Rule 117 Cornelis de Jong (GUE/NGL) Subject: VP/HR – Treatment of minority communities in the Pakistan elections The Final Report of the EU Election Observation Mission Pakistan 2013 highlighted the continued discrimination against minority communities in Pakistan, in particular the Ahmadiyya community. Unlike in the case […]

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