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Copenhagen terrorist attack targets our values and freedoms

"I am shocked at yet another terrorist attack targeting our basic values and freedoms ", said Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) following deadly shootings during the debate on freedom of expression and at a synagogue in Copenhagen which left two killed and three injured over the weekend.

Expressing solidarity with the victims, she added: "There can be no justification for these cynical acts. Using violence against peaceful people because of their convictions or religion is unacceptable in democratic societies. These crimes will only strengthen our determination to combat intolerance and antisemitism, and promote freedom of expression as a necessary condition for democracy and the protection of human rights". The No Hate speech Movement , as well as the No Hate Parliamentary Alliance have to be supported in all our countries."