POLAND: Police arrest 48 pro-LGBT protesters

Article originally published in DW, 8 August 2020 – accessible here Dozens of protesters were arrested after trying to stop the detention of an LGBT+ activist who draped rainbow flags…

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UNITED KINGDOM: Restricting the Rebellion – A Netpol report on the policing of Extinction Rebellion protests in London in October 2019

(Network for Police Monitoring - Netpol) EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This independent report by the Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) is based on testimony gathered between 28 October and 3 November 2019…

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SPAIN: Charges for sedition and pre-trial detention against Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez are excessive (UPDATED)

UPDATE - 11 November 2019: The International Trial Watch, a platform bringing together lawyers from several countries to observe the Catalan Trial, published the assessment of the sentence: https://internationaltrialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/POSICIONAMIENTO_SENTENCIA_12112019-ingles-carta.pdf. The…

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FRANCE: A climate of repression during the G7

(New Statesman) Emmanuel Macron’s liberal image is at odds with his record on climate change and civil liberties. As French president Emmanuel Macron welcomed international leaders, including Boris Johnson and Donald…

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