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Suriname: Bouva complains to Inter-Parliamentary Union about ‘curtailment of parliamentary work’

The structural and systematic limitation of speaking times at meetings of The National Assembly (DNA) was discussed in depth this week at the seventh session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) board, held virtually on May 19-20. “The death threats and intimidation of members of DNA and the wrongful imprisonment of former vice president of Suriname and assembly member Ashwin Adhin have also been discussed.” That is what the NDP fraction in DNA writes.

NDP assembly member Melvin Bouva, who is also the board member of this world organization, has, in addition to these matters, also asked for special attention from the organization to continue working through dialogue to safeguard democracy and the rights of parliamentarians. In addition to the issue in Suriname, serious abuses of the parliaments in Yemen, Palestine, Venezuela, Haiti and some other Member States have also been discussed.

“I have learned of the many abuses of parliaments in the world. Like you, I am very concerned. We must therefore take targeted action. However, democracy and democratic rights of parliamentarians are also under serious pressure in your Member State Suriname, whereby members, in particular of the parliamentary opposition, are being severely curtailed or restricted by the leadership, ”Bouva underscored the seriousness of this. the case.

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