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Illegal Roma police register in Sweden: a breach of fundamental rights of the highest order

Date

23 Sep 2013

Sections

Global Europe
Justice & Home Affairs
Social Europe & Jobs

The GUE/NGL Group condemns Swedish police for collecting information on thousands of Roma and calls on the Commission to make a statement on the matter at Parliament's next plenary session.

Swedish GUE/NGL MEP Mikael Gustafsson said: "Collecting data on people, many of whom have never committed any crimes, and many as young as two years old, is a clear breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.

"We cannot tolerate the existence of a register based solely on ethnic background and I want to see this matter put on the agenda for the next plenary session. We can't stand by and let discrimination like this go unchecked."

GUE/NGL Press Contacts:

Emily Macintosh +32 470 85 05 08

Gay Kavanagh +32 473 84 23 20

European United Left / Nordic Green Left

European Parliamentary Group

www.guengl.eu

 

 

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