GENEVA (AN) – The number of parliamentarians that suffered threats and acts of intimidation or faced attacks on their freedom of expression and other rights rose 10% in the past year, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
Among 44 nations a record number of 739 parliamentarians were threatened in 2022, up from 673 during the previous year, the Geneva-based IPU reported in its annual global snapshot on Thursday.
That is a "continuous upward trend" since 2014 in the number of cases examined by a committee on parliamentarian's human rights for the IPU, the global organization that represents 178 member national parliaments.
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