The Chairperson of the Political Committee condemns the London attack

“I strongly condemn the terrorist attack yesterday night in the British capital, killing seven people and injuring forty-eight," said Mogens Jensen (Denmark, SOC), Chairperson of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

"My first thoughts go to the victims and the wounded, their families and loved ones," he added. " The perpetrators of this attack have shown no respect for human life and dignity," he said, stressing that "terrorism seeks to destabilise societies by creating tension, fear and panic through violence on innocent people."

"More than ever, we must stand together to oppose hatred," concluded Mr Jensen.

The Political Affairs Committee will hold an exchange of views on “How to prevent extremism and radicalisation leading to terrorism”, with representatives of the community of Aarhus in Denmark (who implemented the “Aarhus model") at the meeting Mr Jensen is organising on the Bornholm island on 14-15 June 2017.