The European Parliament has condemned the excessive use of force against opposition members who were demonstrating in Djibouti, PANA reported Monday, quoting a resolution from the parliamentarians.
In the resolution, the EU parliament urged Djiboutian authorities to halt their repression against opposition members and free all those detained for political reasons.
It called for an investigation into cases of human rights violations in the country.
The European MPs also condemned the sexual abuses on women while demanding that authorities of the East African country should guarantee the right for peaceful protests and freedom of the press.
“If Djiboutian authorities continue to violate rights of their citizens, then they are exposed to sanctions from the European bloc in line with the Cotonou Agreement,” the statement warned.