Wednesday, 15 March 2017 20:48

Arab Women Condemned Trump's Immigration Veto

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United Nations.- Activists, participating in the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), condemned the immigration veto imposed by US President Donald Trump, a measure affecting the annual forum.

 

This is mostly a Muslim veto, which is very regrettable, because it is aimed at those people living in conflict- and famine-stricken countries, Egyptian journalist Fatma Khafagy told reporters.

On the other hand, Zahra Langhi (Libya) criticized the prevailing visions of militarization, criminalization, repression and walls, over solidarity, cooperation and understanding.

As stated by Langhi, the immigration decree issued by Trump, which vetoes for 90 days the issuance of visas for people from Iran, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, Syria and Sudan, prevented several delegates (from the aforementioned nations) from attending the CSW.

We had the advantage of having valid visas for entering the United States for a while, but some other activists did not suffer the same fate, she regretted.

We already have to deal with many internal limitations in our countries, so it is better that the UN moves out to another place, she said. (PL)

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