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10 Apr 2009 description

Canadian Senator Sharon Carstairs, President of the Committee of the Human Rights of Parliamentarians of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), said today that the Committee examined the cases of 289 legislators, among them public cases concerning 238 parliamentarians in 19 countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Burundi, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Lebanon, Mongolia, Myanmar, Palestine/Israel, the Philippines, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Zimbabwe.

In her report to the IPU Governing Council, Senator Carstairs emphasized the case of …