Euro-deputies express "worry" over human rights in Emirates

Call for reforms to tackle abuse of immigrant workers

26 October, 19:43

    (ANSAmed) - Strasbourg, October 26 - European Union deputies expressed "great worry" on Friday for human rights in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The European parliament in Strasbourg passed a resolution that said human rights activists in the UAE are subject to "assault, repression and intimidation". The European parliament also condemned the country's death penalty and use of torture. The euro-deputies also underlined the necessity of improving the conditions of life and work for thousands of immigrants across the UAE, especially women. The resolution calls on the UAE government to pass reforms to tackle abuse of immigrant workers. (ANSAmed).

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