Stop the deportation of Carles Puigdemont, President of Catalonia
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Carles Puigdemont was arrested by the German police on March 25th, 2018. He faces deportation to Spain.
Mr. Carles Puigdemont is the former President of Catalonia and the elected one after the Catalan elections on December 21st.
He was invited to participate in the last elections, and his political program was legal and generally accepted. However, after Mr. Puigdemont won the Catalan elections, the Spanish Government changed its official position did not allow him to run as a candidate for president.
His rights, and most importantly, the political rights of Catalan people are not respected by Spain, as it is broadly shown.
Spain started a case against him and his government because of political reasons. He is accused of rebellion even though a rebellion is a violent crime, and the Catalan independence movement is entirely peaceful and pro-European. Some clear signs show a political agenda behind the Supreme Court in Spain, and there is neither a guarantee of a neutral and fair trial in Spain nor the respect for the individual rights of Catalans. If Mr. Puigdemont is deported to the Spain, he is going to face 50 years of imprisonment, and an unfair treatment for him and the people he represents.
My name is Alexis Vizcaino. I am 39 years old and I live in Germany for almost five years. I work there as a PhD in Earth Sciences. I am Catalan myself and I grew up in a town near Barcelona. I am very concerned about the future of Catalonia and the human rights over there and in the European Union.
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