28 MEPs write to Thaci and Haradinaj about deportation of 6 Turkish citizens

16/04/2018 20:16

28 MEPs of the European Parliament, from different political groups, have sent a letter to the President and Prime Minister of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci and Ramush Haradinaj.

The initiators of this letter are Slovenian and German MEPs Igor Stoltes and Rebecca Harms.

Stoltes says on Twitter that with this letter, signed by 28 MEPs across political groups, they express their serious concern over the case of 6 Turkish citizens, who were detained in Kosovo and Deported to Turkey.

“As Members of the European Parliament we are urging you to fully respect all judicial procedures in line with European principles and standards. All actions taken by local Kosovar authorities must be in full respect of the rule of law and promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms. Arbitrary procedures concerning arrest, detention or extradition are in violation of these principles”, the letter says.

Signed by: Mr Igor Šoltes MEP

Ms Rebecca Harms MEP

Ms Lucy Anderson MEP

Mr Petras Austrevicius MEP

Mr Fabio Massimo Castaldo MEP

Ms Nessa Childers MEP

Mr Kostas Chrysogonos MEP

Ms Tanja Fajon MEP

Mr Luke Ming Flanagan MEP

Mr Takis Hadjigeorgiou, MEP

Mr Wajid Khan MEP

Ms Merja Kyllönen MEP

Ms Patricia Lalonde MEP

Ms Monica Macovei MEP

Mr Lukas Mandl MEP

Ms Martina Michels MEP

Mr Tonino Picula MEP

Mr Georgi Pirinski MEP

Ms Sofia Sakorafa MEP

Ms Judith Sargentini MEP

Mr Jordi Solé MEP

Ms Barbara Spinelli MEP

Ms Ruža Tomašić MEP

Ms Helga Trüpel MEP

Mr Ivo Vajgl MEP

Ms Bodil Valero MEP

Ms Marie-Christine Vergiat MEP

Ms Julie Ward MEP

Mr Thomas Waitz MEP

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