The European arrest warrant should not be used to prosecute political opponents. The German judiciary has good reason not to extradite Carles Puigdemont to Spain. Criminal law is rediscovered as a means of domestic conflict and the persecution of political opponents in an ugly way. The German judiciary should not take sides in the political debate in Spain and not least, from painful historical experience of the criminalization of political opinion can not afford to help. If she nevertheless agrees to the extradition, legal recourse is open and the Catalan may ultimately appeal to the Federal Constitutional Court. At the latest there, the rights of the individual should be given priority over the power games in Spain.
→ 10 Catalan politicians are in jail
1. Jordi Cuixart - 161 days in prison
2. Jordi Sànchez - 161 days in prison
3. Oriol Junqueras - 144 days in prison
4. Joaquim Forn - 144 days in prison
5. Dolors Bassa - Jailed for the second time before 3 days
6. Raül Romeva - brought to jail for the second time before 3 days
7. Jordi Turull - jailed for the second time before 3 days
8. Josep Rull - put in jail for the second time before 3 days
9. Carme Forcadell - imprisoned in 3 days ago
10. Carles Puigdemont - Imprisoned before 3 days
→ In addition, the following politicians are threatened with imprisonment and are currently living in exile:
1. Toni Comín
2. Meritxell Serret
3. Meritxell Borràs
4. Clara Ponsati
5. Anna Gabriel
6. Marta Rovira
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Press photographer: Dirk-Martin Heimzelmann
Light artist: Member of PixelHELPER
Freedom for #Puigdemont emblazoned on the Stasi prison in Berlin. We are protesting against the illegal detention of Catalan politicians in Spain. We are calling for the immediate release of all political prisoners in Spain. #PixelHELPER urges the federal government to declare immediately that Germany will by no means grant extradition politically. Such a political approval of the Spanish request for judicial assistance is required by the rules of the Law on International Mutual Assistance - regardless of the court's legal decision. In view of the importance of the case, the granting authority is the Federal Government in the form of Minister of Justice Katarina Barley. We call on the federal government to ensure immediate release of Carles Puigdemont on German imprisonment!
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The Arab Spring was to bring the breakthrough and start a new epoch of democracy. But the rebels of those days are now political prisoners. The people who have risked their own lives in states that are black on the press freedom scale of Amnesty International are in jail today and are forgotten by the world. PixelHELPER wants to intervene here and liberate the political prisoners.
Our first action is to bring back to light 13 people in prison since March 2011. The Bahrain 13 were arrested after the February 2011 uprising in Manana, Bahrain, on charges of conspiracy against the government. Many states and organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, continue to point to torture. The prisoners were visibly tormented.
The worries also do not stop for the families. These political prisoners are still in prison today, serving 5 sentences ranging from life sentences to multiple life sentences. Everyone has the right to express their opinion. Let us not forget good people who sacrificed their own freedom to bring democracy and peace to many.