Angolan government rejects European Parliament resolution on human rights


The Angolan government took note of Resolution No. 2015/2839 of the European Parliament on Angola and vehemently repudiates the seriousness of its content, and regretted that a credible institution has left entangled in slanderous information, the government said in a statement dated on September 12.

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Angolan considered that recommendations by the resolution did not benefit the cooperation between Angola and the European Union and the resolution was based on a partial and subjective report prepared by a European MP who paid a private visit to Angola in July, the statement said.

Despite all the explanations that have been provided in meetings with members of the Angolan government, it appeared that all information was despised as it served of contacts to try to confer credibility to the very preconceived ideas, the statement said

In this sense, the rights to freedom of association, freedom of assembly, freedom to access to justice and fair trial, freedom of expression and information, freedom of press, liberty, conscience, religion and worship, physical freedom and personal safety, environment and free economic initiative, were questioned by the European MPs, solely on the basis insulting opinions and convictions motivated by political objectives of the European MP, the Angolan government said in the sharply-worded statement. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

Angolan government rejects European Parliament resolution on human rights