Geneva, 23 July 2014: The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has called for greater efforts to protect MPs in Somalia after the assassination of Saado Ali Warsame, the fourth parliamentarian killed this year by militants in the African country.
Geneva, 18 July 2014: The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is deeply concerned by the arrest of seven Cambodian opposition MPs on insurrection charges this week. The Organization is calling for the immediate release of the MPs and for all charges to be dropped unless strong evidence is produced. IPU is also calling for political opposition to be allowed to have a free and unhampered voice in the country as part of any democratic society.
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Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Mkhondo Lungu, MP has said there is need for concerted efforts to ensure that the benefits arising from the country’s strong economic performance trickle down to the ordinary Zambians through job creation and poverty reduction, among others.
Israeli, Palestinian MPs have duty to stop attacks and protect civilians in region - IPU is urging both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to stop the air and rocket attacks immediately and prevent further loss of civilian life. The Organization is also calling on Israeli and Palestinian Members of Parliament (MPs) to take whatever action is necessary to end the violence that has led to the deaths and injuries of several hundred and the displacement of thousands of civilians in the region.