UNITED KINGDOM: Activists are being charged under terrorism laws for the first time in Britain – this sets a dangerous precedent (UPDATED)

Update 2021: In January 2021, the convictions of the Stansted 15 were overturned on appeal. Read more here. Update 18 March 2019: On 26 February, HM Courts and Tribunal Service…

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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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ROMANIA: Anti-corruption activists targeted with death threats and judicial persecution

(CIVICUS MONITOR) [...] Romanian investigative journalist Emilia Șercan receives death threats https://t.co/fRWgcCaahv — Committee to Protect Journalists (@pressfreedom) April 18, 2019 Investigative journalist subjected to death threats  On 15th April…

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ITALY: A story of repression of social dissent

By Osservatorio Repressione  (Translated with DeepL) The repression of all social struggles has been taking place for decades in Italy through the emergence of strict (and usually swift) justice from broad sectors…

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GERMANY: ATTAC ruling could affect a thousand organisations  – Interview with Coalition for Legal certainty for political advocacy
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GERMANY: ATTAC ruling could affect a thousand organisations – Interview with Coalition for Legal certainty for political advocacy

In February, the German Federal Fiscal Court ruled that the German branch of association Taxation of Financial Transactions and for Citizens' Action (Attac) should have its public benefit status withdrawn…

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