EU calls on Israel to revoke decision on visa of HRW director

BRUSSELS, The European Union (EU) underlined Monday its firm insistence on protecting freedom of expression and freedom of association and called on the Israeli Government to reverse its decision on revoking the work visa of Omar Shakir from the Human Right Watch.

EU spokesperson for foreign policy Maja Kocijancic in a statement Monday noted that he Israeli Supreme Court has upheld the government’s decision to revoke the work visa of US citizen Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine director of Human Rights Watch.

Support for human rights defenders is an integral part of the European Union’s policy on human rights, she added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency