Petition update

Notre pétition contre TRINIT en anglais!

Charles GOLDSZLAGIER
France

Jun 26, 2016 — Notre pétition a maintenant recueilli 2000 soutiens. Nous publions aujourd'hui une nouvelle version en anglais. D'ores et déjà vous pouvez diffuser ce texte auprès de vos amis anglophones en les encourageant à le signer et le faire signer.

To relevant Judicial and Political Authorities in Spain

"Prosecute TRINIT for launching an educational video game on the life of the Jews in Auschwitz"

In disregard of the memory of the worst crime against humanity in history, of the survivors' and their families sufferings, TRINIT, an educational Master program on on line video games based in Zaragoza, Spain, had the disgusting idea to conceive an entertaining game simulating the life of the Jews in Auschwitz. After thousands of downloads, and under the pressure of organizations fighting against anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, the game was eventually removed by Google Play.

Among other comments a player even complained having to stop the game in order to shovel the ashes from the ovens every 20 minutes!

Needless to say Internet can be an incredible accelerator for incitement to racial and ethnic hatred. Recent terror attacks also remind us Internet can also kill.
So it's not just about the contempt of an unspeakable suffering, it's about deadly violence incitement against Jews.

Aggravating factor, the project was conceived for youngsters by an institution for educational purposes.

Removing the video game from Google Play is not enough. The perpetrators must be prosecuted.

It seems unconceivable that Spain, a democratic nation, signatory of the January 30th 2003 «Convention on Cybercrime criminalizing acts of racist and xenophobic nature committed through computer networks» should fail to sanction the offenders in accordance both with its legislation and its international commitments.

We therefore ask the Spanish competent authorities:

1) To prosecute at the earliest the institution, its legal representatives as well as the teachers accountable for the development and distribution of this despicable and illegal project.
2) To apply the most severe administrative sanctions against the natural or legal persons including withdrawing public funding and authorization.