European Union: Palestinians have right to throw stones as part of nonviolent protest (IMRA) INDEPENDENT MEDIIA REVIEW ANALYSIS) Dr. Aaron Lerner 05/22/12)
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Take a careful look at this statement issued by the European Union.
The EU doesn´t deny that Bassem Tamimi engaged in soliciting
And the EU doesn´t take a stand against stone throwing.
Question: Does the EU consider stone throwing to fall within the
classification of "non-violent protest"?]
Brussels, 22 May 2012
Statement by the Spokesperson of High Representative Catherine Ashton
the case of Bassem Tamimi
The spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the
Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of
Commission, issued the following statement today:
"The High Representative is very concerned by the conviction of
Tamimi in an Israeli military court on 20 May 2012 on charges of
in illegal demonstrations and of soliciting protesters to throw
The EU considers Bassem Tamimi to be a ´human rights defender´
non-violent protest against the expansion of an Israeli settlement on
belonging to his West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. The EU attended all
hearings in his case and is concerned at the use of evidence based on
testimony of a minor who was interrogated in violation of his rights.
The EU believes that everyone should be able to exercise their
right to protest in a non- violent manner."
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