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Wednesday, 19 March 2008

European Parliament votes for Mehdi + Pegah

Video of the debate in the EU Parliament is now online, this covers the cases of Afghan journalist Perwiz Kambakhsh as well as Mehdi Kazemi.

It includes a very impassioned contribution by London Conservative MEP John Bowis.




The debate speakers on Mehdi were:
  • Jean Lambert (UK Greens),
  • Marco Cappato (Italian Lista Emma Bonino)
  • Eva-Britt Svensson (Swedish Green Left)
  • Raül Romeva i Rueda (Spanish Green)
  • Sophia in 't Veld (Netherlands Democrats 66.)
  • Bernd Posselt (German CDU), speaking for the Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats - they initially opposed and then abstained.
  • John Bowis (UK Conservative)
  • Mauro Mario (Italian from Forza Italia), he dissents from the Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats line.
  • and Eu Commissioner Louis Michel, who expresses strong agreement with Bowis.


The vote:



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