Solidarity with Catalonia - for the right to peaceful self-determination!

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Catalonia is the largest non-state European nation. The Catalans are aware and proud of having a history of more than a thousand years. The splendid Catalan literature and culture is an essential part of Europe. The Catalan language is the mother tongue of millions of Europeans. In 1934, the president of the Generalitat of Catalonia declared Catalonia's independence from Spain. In 1936, General Francisco Franco began (with the help of Germany) his coup d'état and the Spanish civil war that provoked the suppression of the Catalan nation and its language for many years.

In the 21st century the Spanish army should not be allowed to be thrown against the Catalans who want to achieve state independence by peaceful means. Europeans from all countries and nations should do their utmost to ensure that the conflict between the central government of Spain and Catalonia is resolved this time peacefully.

The right to free, peaceful and democratic self-determination of nations is above the legal limits of a state that wants to impose its legal system on millions of people which feel treated as second-class citizens because they are catalans.

Catalonia is unconditionally part of Europe. The European Union and all European countries should clearly state that any use of military force in the current conflict is unacceptable and that, if in fact a new Catalan state was created, it would be so welcome to the European Union as it was until now the region of Catalonia with the metropolis of Barcelona and as will continue to be Spain.

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Official statement of the Independent Expert of the United Nations Human Rights Council on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order, Prof. Dr. Alfred de Zayas, on the violations of Human Rights of the Catalan people by the Spanish State:

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22295&LangID=E

Official statement by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Freedom of Expression, Prof. Dr. David Kaye, on the legal persecution of Catalan politicians by the justice of the Spanish State:

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22928&LangID=E

The Independent Expert of the United Nations Human Rights Council on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order, Prof. Dr. Alfred de Zayas:

RECOMMENDED APPLICATION OF THE «PRACTICAL NOTES FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF ACTIVITIES AND ALLEGATIONS RELATED TO THE PEACEFUL AND DEMOCRATIC EXERCISE OF THE RIGHT OF SELF-DETERMINATION OF PEOPLES» IN RELATION TO THE CATALAN PEOPLE

https://dezayasalfred.wordpress.com/2018/06/09/self-determination-and-catalonia

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News (there are more updates in the German version of the petition):

42. «Spanish foreign minister gets involved in contradictions in BBC interview» (16. 9. 2018).

41. «The false story of the non-existent — documentation on the lies of Spanish propaganda» (20. 8. 2018).

40. «Prof. Dr. Alfred de Zayas: ‘Self-Determination and Catalonia’» (28. 6. 2018).

39. «Noam Chomsky and other academics around the world demand the release of political prisoners in Spain» (20. 4. 2018).

38. «‘The right of self-determination is fully integrated into the Spanish legal system’» (20. 4. 2018).

37. «‘With Catalonia’s leaders in jail, Spain hits the grassroots’» (14. 4. 2018).

36. «German police investigating statements of Federico Jiménez Losantos against Germany and the Germans» (10. 4. 2018).

35. «‘The European Union’s response to suppression: ‘Keep paying your dues and we’ll look the other way’» (9. 4. 2018).

34. «UN expert urges Spain not to pursue criminal charges of rebellion against Catalan politicians» (7. 4. 2018).

33. «"An Astronomic Slap in the Face for the Spanish State"» (6. 4. 2018).

32. «Minister Jordi Turull: ‘There is no separation of powers in Spain‘» (3. 4. 2018).

31. «Independent UN expert against the extradition of the 130th Catalan president to Spain» (2. 4. 2018).

30. «Puigdemont’s arrest in Germany: A shameless show of contempt for the rights of individuals & peoples» (31. 3. 2018).

29. «Interview on Catalonia on the website of the German magazine «stern»» (30. 3. 2018).

28. «The Parliament of Portugal criticizes in a resolution the suspension of human rights in Catalonia» (29. 3. 2018).

27. «The voice of a decent Spanish about the national shame in Estremera prison» (28. 3. 2018).

26. «UN accepts Puigdemont's appeal for protection of his political rights» (27. 3. 2018).

25. «New petition against extradition of 130th president of Catalonia on change.org» (26. 3. 2018).

24. «German police arrest the current 130th President of the Generalitat de Catalunya» (25. 3. 2018).

23. «Spain's self-destruction continues» (23. 3. 2018).

22. «650 lawyers from Catalonia and Spain denounce Human Rights violations» (18. 3. 2018).

21. «The European Court of Human Rights once again condemns Spain for violating human rights!» (13. 3. 2018).

20. «Aidan Hehir : «‘Self-determination is legal under international law’» (6. 2. 2018).

19. «Sky News has released new documentary on the brutal use of the Spanish police on October 1, 2017» (20. 1. 2018).

18. «The Catalan Process: Sovereignty, Self-Determination and Democracy in the 21st Century» (9. 1. 2018).

17. «Catalonia Regional Elections 21st December 2017 — Interim Report / Irregularities» (7. 1. 2018).

16. «Catalonia’s Legitimate Right to Decide: Paths to Self-determination» (7. 1. 2018).

15. «Declaration: European Call for Democracy in Catalonia» (24. 12. 2017).

14. «The Catalan right of self-determination in the light of the human rights» (24. 12. 2017).

13. «A people that can no longer be enslaved!» (21. 12. 2017).

12. «Prof. Dr. Alfred de Zayas: Four questions and four answers on Catalonia and Spain» (18. 12. 2017).

11. «The ex-leader of Podemos Cataluña calls to vote against the "corrupt government of Mariano Rajoy"» (17. 12. 2017).

10. «Jordi Cuixart: "I’m in prison for defending Catalonia’s rights. Spain must free us immediately"» (5. 12. 2017).

9. «We can’t trust Madrid to oversee Catalonia’s election — the EU must step in!» (3. 12. 2017).

8. «How the right is bent in Spain: Legal opinion of Prof. Dr. Joan J. Queralt» (17. 11. 2017).

7. «Spain's false propaganda: an interview with Spain’s Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis» (17. 11. 2017).

6. «‘I am a Catalan’ - a new video from Catalonia» (4. 11. 2017).

5. «OPEN LETTER TO UPHOLDING THE RULE OF LAW IN THE EUROPEAN UNION» (3. 11. 2017).

4. «UN independent expert urges Spanish Government to reverse decision on Catalan autonomy» (3. 11. 2017).

3. «Welcome Catalonia! A new state is born» (29. 10. 2017).

2. «Spain ready to take military actions against Catalonia!» (27. 10. 2017).

1. «Help Catalonia! Save Europe!» (24. 10. 2017).

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