#ACTFORCATALONIA

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#ACTFORCATALONIA

Call on Boris Johnson to talk to the president of the Spanish government

For the attention of the UK PM Boris Johnson,

I am writing to you to express my concern over the situation in Spain. Recently the activist Jordi Cuixart and eight Catalan political leaders were unfairly convicted of sedition. Cuixart, president of Omnium, will spend nine years in prison for exercising his human rights, such as freedom of expression and the right to protest. In total, the Catalan leaders will have to spend 100 years in prison for supporting a referendum.

This sentence “opens the door to criminalising peaceful acts of protest”, as Amnesty International has declared. Organisms such as the UN WGAD have demanded the release of the Catalan leaders, since “they were always acting in the exercise of their fundamental rights”.

The UK cannot turn a blind eye. Thus, I call upon you to convey to the Spanish PM the need to amnesty and release the imprisoned Catalan leaders.

Thank you very much

Tweets

Boris Johnson

Mr @BorisJohnson, Catalan leaders have been sentenced to 100 years in prison for exercising human rights. For the sake of democracy, convey to the Spanish president @sanchezcastejon the need to amnesty and release them #ActForCatalonia

Angela Merkel

Frau Merkel, die katalanischen Aktivisten wurden für die Wahrnehmung von Grundrechten zu insgesamt 100 Jahren Haft verurteilt. Sprechen Sie im Interesse der Demokratie mit @sanchezcastejon über die Notwendigkeit, sie zu amnestieren und freizulassen @RegSprecher #ActForCatalonia

Emmanuel Macron

M. @EmmanuelMacron, les dirigeants catalans ont été condamnés à 100 ans d'emprisonnement pour avoir exercé leurs droits fondamentaux. Au nom de la démocratie, transmettez au président espagnol @sanchezcastejon la nécessité d'amnistier et de les libérer #ActForCatalonia

Nicola Sturgeon

Mrs @NicolaSturgeon, Catalan leaders have been sentenced to 100 years in prison for exercising human rights. For the sake of democracy, convey to the Spanish president @sanchezcastejon the need to amnesty and release them #ActForCatalonia

Sebastian Kurz

Herr @sebastiankurz, die katalanischen Aktivisten wurden für die Wahrnehmung von Grundrechten zu insgesamt 100 Jahren Haft verurteilt. Sprechen Sie im Interesse der Demokratie mit @sanchezcastejon über die Notwendigkeit, sie zu amnestieren und freizulassen #ActForCatalonia

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