Joost Lagendijk

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Joost Lagendijk is a Dutch Green Party Member of the European Parliament (MEP).

  • Member and Coordinator of the Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Member of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • Substitute of the Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • Member of the Delegation for relations with the Gulf States, including Yemen
  • Chair of the Delegation to EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee

Human Rights

Comments critical of the Turkish Army that Lagendijk made while attending the trial of Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk for insulting Turkish national identity aroused protests from Turkish nationalist legislators and an inquiry into prosecuting Lagendijk under the same absurd law. Source: Lucia Kubosova "Turkey to Consider Trial Against MEP for Insulting its Army." EUObserver. December 28, 2005.

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