UAE Denounces EU Human Rights Criticism
[An Nahar] The United Arab Emirates on Saturday denounced a European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
resolution which criticized the human rights
...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions...
situation in the Gulf country, saying it made unfounded accusations against it.
The resolution was "biased and prejudiced (and) throws accusations haphazardly without substantiating the facts," Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash said in a statement.
He said that the UAE, one of the most liberal countries of the Gulf, "represents a society of people of over 200 different nationalities who co-exist in an atmosphere of openness and tolerance."
The EU Parliament on Friday issued a resolution criticizing the human rights situation in the Emirates, highlighting the repression of political prisoners and the exploitation of migrant workers.
The resolution was "unfair, which impacted its credibility," Gargash said, and "adopted unsubstantiated accusations by groups and organizations that made it a top priority to tarnish UAE's reputation."
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