x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 23 January 2018

UAE condemns European report on human rights as 'biased and prejudiced'

The UAE has criticised a report by the European Parliament which attacked the country's treatment of political dissidents, women and migrant workers.

Dr Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, has called a European Parliament report on the UAE “biased and prejudiced”.

The report criticised the UAE over conditions for migrant workers, the status of women and the death penalty.

“The statement by the European Parliament is biased and prejudiced and throws unsubstantiated accusations without viewing the facts on the ground that have been proven by international organisations regarding human rights, especially in the area of foreign workers and the overall social welfare and empowerment of women,” Dr Gargash said.