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Summary

  1. The fourth and final day of the December plenary session began at 09.00 GMT with a series of human rights debates.
  2. The first centred on government action taken against protesters in Venezuela.
  3. The second debate addressed the case of Biram Dah Abeid, an anti-slavery activist and opposition politician in the western African country of Mauritania who was recently arrested.
  4. The final debate highlighted the arrest of Dr Amin Mekki Medani, a human rights lawyer who was arrested by government forces in Sudan two weeks ago.
  5. At the voting session, MEPs ratified an EU trade deal with Georgia, and approved all three resolutions relating to the human rights debates.
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