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Petition to Sergio Mattarella, Jean-Claude Juncker, António Guterres, Emmanuel Macron, Wladimir Wladimirowitsch Putin, Donald Tusk, Angela Merkel, Angela Merkel (CDU), David-Maria SASSOLI, Boris Johnson, Ska Keller, Ursula von der Leyen

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

deutsch / català / castellano / português / italiano / français  / românesc / english / lingua Europaea / 中文 / русский / 日本語 / العربية  / български / tiếng việt / فارسی / ქართული / ελληνικά / türk / magyar / hrvatski / polski / हिन्दी / 한국의 / తెలుగు / svenska / српски / dansk / nederlands / norsk / 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. ************************************************************************* 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: 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: 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 United NationsHuman Rights:Office of the High Commissioner:Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention at its 84th session: Opinion 6/2019 (Spain): (Advance Edited Version) Opinion 12/2019 (Spain): (Advance Edited Version) ************************************************************************** News (there are more updates in the German version of the petition):   85. «Spain had to answer to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations on 22. 1. 2020» (24. 1. 2020). 84. «A black day for Europe» (11. 1. 2020). 83. «Spain sabotages the work of the EU Parliament!» (9. 1. 2020). 82. «The European Union at a crossroads» (7. 1. 2020). 81. «Quim Torra: ‟This case will go to European courts”» (27. 11. 2019). 80. «Amnesty International demands release of Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sànchez» (19. 11. 2019). 79. «Who Censors, Loses — Spain's Helplessness in the Face of the Democratic Tsunami from Catalonia» (5. 11. 2019). 78. «Spain's deep state prepares a massive blow against Catalonia» (2. 11. 2019). 77. Alfred de Zayas: «Urgent action by the EU required in Catalonia» (30. 10. 2019). 76. «Unjust Judgment of an Unjust Justice — maxima poena sine lege» (15. 10. 2019). 75. «Catalonia's break with Spain» (6. 10. 2019). 74. «Spain's Human Rights violations and the hypocrisy of the European Union» (3. 10. 2019). 73. «That's enough! For freedom, democracy and the rule of law in Catalonia!» (2. 10. 2019). 72. «The executive president of Catalonia, Quim Torra, challenges Spain!» (11. 9. 2019). 71. «‟The charges are unfounded” — Last word from Dolors Bassa, Minister of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Government of Catalonia, in the political show trial at Madrid on 12 June 2019» (7. 8. 2019). 70. «‟The Catalans are not sheeps” — Last words of Jordi Turull, Member of the Spanish Congress, in the political trial of Madrid on 12 June 2019» (7. 8. 2019. 69. «‟Catalonia is a nation” — Closing remarks of the Minister of Economy and Science of the Government of Catalonia, Santiago Vila, who resigned on 26. 10. 2017, in the political show trial of Madrid on 12. June 2019» (1. 8. 2019. 68. «‟Censorship must not enter Parliament” — Closing Remarks of the legitimate President of the Parliament of Catalonia, Carme Forcadell, in the Madrid political trial of 12 June 2019» (27. 7. 2019). 67. «‟The dignity of having defended legitimate and noble ideas” — Closing remarks of Josep Rull in the Madrid political trial of 12 June 2019» (27. 7. 2019). 66. «"Catalonia is a nation!” — Closing remarks of the legitimate Minister of the Interior, Public Administration and Housing of the Catalan Government, Meritxell Borràs, in the political show trial at Madrid on 12 June 2019» (23. 7. 2019). 65. «‟Even through a thousand repetitions, a lie does not become the truth!” — closing remarks of the legitimate Minister for Foreign Affairs, Institutional Relations and Transparency of the Catalan Government, Raül Romeva, in the political show trial at Madrid on 12 June 2019» (22. 7. 2019). 64. «‟It is better to suffer an injustice than to commit it” — Closing remarks of Jordi Sànchez, Member of the Spanish Congress of Deputies, in the political process of Madrid on 12 June 2019» (11. 7. 2019). 63. «‟This trial is the result of a political failure” — Closing remarks of the legitimate Minister of Justice of the Government of Catalonia, Carles Mundó, in the political trial of Madrid of 12 June 2019» (21. 7. 2019). 62. «‟The reality of the facts exposes your lies!” — Concluding remarks of the legitimate Minister of the Interior of the Catalan Government, Joaquim Forn, in the political show trial of Madrid on 12 June 2019» (21. 7. 2019). 61. «"We'll do it again!" — Closing remarks by Jordi Cuixart in the Political Show Trial on Madrid» (21. 7. 2019). 60. «Closing remarks by MEP Dr. Oriol Junqueras in the political show trial on Madrid on 12 June 2019» (16. 7. 2019). 59. «2. Decision of the UN-Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on political prisoners in Spain» (4. 7. 2019). 58. «The European Union is turning away from its fundamental values and denying elected Members their seats in Parliament!» (3. 7. 2019). 57. «Major demonstration in Strasbourg on 2 July 2019!» (24. 6. 2019). 56. «Shame on ‛Franco-country’!» (22. 6. 2019). 55. «Working Group on Arbitrary Dentention of the UN on Political Prisoners in Spain» (28. 5. 2019). 54. «"Proportionality in the Catalonia conflict" — German Bundestag to debate Catalonia» (18. 5. 2019). 53. «There will probably be deaths in Catalonia» (25. 4. 2019). 52. «Spanish parties continue to disregard Spanish constitution» (22. 2. 2019). 51. «Spexit: Spain's legal vendetta against Catalonia has begun» (12. 2. 2019). 50. «No one in the European Union will be able to wash their hands of it and say that they did not know» (9. 2. 2019). 49. «Documentation of the show trial of the Spanish judiciary against the political prisoners accessible» (30. 1. 2019). 48. «Spanish barbarians and liars in the 21st century» (25. 1. 2019). 47. «The Trivialization of the Crimes of Rebellion and Sedition» (30. 12. 2018). 46. «Letter of political prisoners in Spain (Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Turull)» (2. 12. 2018). 45. «Shameful double standards of the German government in the Catalan question» (13. 10. 2018). 44. «What does not fit is made fit — the promotion of the Spanish judge Pablo Llarena» (23. 9. 2018). 43. «Scandal in Spain: contents of the official chat channel of the Spanish judges are known» (19. 9. 2018). 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» (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). **************************************************************************

Prof. Dr. Axel Schönberger
499,149 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Heiko Maas, SPD, Franziska Giffey, Norbert Kollmer

Mister Heiko Maas, bring Malena back from Hongkong to Germany!

German 5-year old Malena was born in Upper Bavaria (Chiemgau), where she lived with her mother Tanja. Malena also attended kindergarten in Upper Bavaria. On Monday, 11th of November 2019 she had to leave Germany for Hongkong according to a court decision. Tanja is desperate and full of fear that she will lose Malena to Hongkong and might never see her again. Tanja has engaged a lawyer to help her get her daughter back to Germany. This means she has to bear the entire costs for her legal assistance which have already reached astronomical heights. Please support Tanja in her fight for her daughter! Sign this petition.  CLICK HERE TO DONATE MONEY. Tanja is a flight attendant, working part time at Lufthansa. She can only work on flights departing from Upper Bavaria. Tanja neither has a residence permit nor a work permit for Hongkong. According to the decision of the Oberlandesgericht München (Higher Regional Court Munich), it is feasible for Tanja to travel to Munich and continue working for Lufthansa. If Tanja is not able to do this, she has to leave her daughter in Hongkong and move back to Munich! Malena’s father comes from a very healthy Hongkong-Chinese family. He has already applied for sole custody of Malena in Hongkong. However, it is unlikely that he is going to look after Malena himself. In Hongkong, it is absolutely unusual for a father to educate his children. Children in Hongkong are usually taken care off by foreign nannies. Therefore, it is assumed that the aim of Malena’s father was just to win the legal case, as in Hongkong, a divorce is harmful to a man’s reputation. So far, Malena has been a keen and happy girl. She cannot understand why she had to leave her home town in Upper Bavaria. She does not understand why she had to move to her father’s country. She barely knows her father, she does not understand his language and she does not want to live with him. During the last months, Malena’s mother tried to protect Malena against any kind of sorrows or fears. However, Malena does no longer behave as she did before. She has changed in many ways: She suffers from the fear of losing her mother, she wakes up at night dreaming her mother was taken away from her and she cries a lot. Malena’s mother Tanja is a tough woman, but she is becoming desperate as she fears losing her daughter. She is extremely worried with regard to Malena’s health. Malena suffers from asthma. The climate in Hongkong is harmful to Malena’s health. The political situation in Hongkong is not stable at all, there is a constant danger of escalating violence and Hongkong’s future is unclear. According to regulation in Hongkong, 5-year old Malena is a school-age child and has to attend school as of now. However, from a psychological point of view, it is clear that Malena does not have the mental strength to start school right now. The last months have affected her mental health. Several medical examinations concerning Malena’s asthma and her mental health exist, however all of them have been ignored by the Oberlandesgericht München. The fact base which led to the judgment of the Oberlandesgericht München is neither plausible nor transparent. Malena’s father left Tanja in the beginning of 2018 (at that time he stayed in Upper Bavaria with Tanja and Malena), sending her a written message. In his message he also let Tanja know that he didn’t want Malena and that she could live with Tanja. Then he went back to Hongkong, packed all personal belongings of his wife and his daughter and sent them to Germany. Three months later, he changed his opinion. He accused Tanja of child abduction according to the Hague Convention. The Landgericht Traunstein (Regional Court) dismissed the action saying that Tanja did not abduct Malena. Malena’s father appealed against this judgement. During the first official hearing things looked like as if the Oberlandesgericht München agreed with the decision of the Landgericht Traunstein. But then something entirely unexpected for Tanja happened. In the course of the second court session, it was announced that Malena’s habitual residence was Hongkong and that she had to be brought back to her habitual environment. The Oberlandesgericht München did not consider any dates and figures that showed that Malena has spent most of her life in Germany. Procedural claims regarding this have been ignored so far! Malena has never had a residence in Hongkong. Using a tourist visa, she went to Hongkong with her mother several times to see her father. Malena had to leave Germany on 11th of November 2019. Before that date she had spent 1,302 days (that means almost 70 percent!) of her life in Germany and only 625 days in Hongkong. So how can the Oberlandesgericht München announce that Malena’s habitual residence is Hongkong? Since January 2018, Malena has been living in Germany without interruption. This means for almost two years she hasn’t been to Hongkong at all. It is very rare that a human being can remember things that happened before his/her third or fourth birthday. Therefore, it is very likely that Malena has no memory of the time she spent in Hongkong. OPEN QUESTIONS: ***Malena is suffering from an extreme form of asthma, which often causes big concern to her mother and her doctors. On its website, the German Federal Foreign Office warns that air pollution in Hongkong can cause medical problems to people suffering from certain medical conditions. So why does a child like Malena, who is suffering from asthma, have to live in a polluted city like Hongkong, where her medical condition is bound to get worse? ***Malena is deeply enrooted in the little town where she has grown up so far. Why does she have to leave her friends, her kindergarten teachers, her beloved cousin, her flat with her own room? And why is she going to be separated from her mother – the most important person in Malena’s life to whom she has a strong attachment? ***Both, Malena and Tanja, were questioned by the judge in a separate session without assistance of a legal expert. Why didn’t this have any consequences so far? ***Malena’s mental health is instable. According to regulation in Hongkong, 5-year old Malena is a school-age child and has to attend school as of now. How shall she manage this important transition in her life without the support of the most important person in her life, her mother? ***Tanja’s lawyer sent an urgent motion to the Bundesverfassungsgericht (Federal Constitutional Court of German), which could have stopped the enforcement of the judgment. Why did the Federal Constitutional Court reject this urgent motion on 7th of November 2019 without stating any reasons? Tanja is already financially ruined. So far, she has spent far more than 100,000 EUR for legal assistance. In Hongkong, hourly rates of lawyers exceed 500 EUR. For Tanja, this means, she cannot afford a lawyer there. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DONATE MONEY. OUR GOVERNMENT HAS TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN! Malena’s interests and her personal well-being are ignored and violated. We ask all political decision makers to protect Malena. Please grant Malena the protection she deserves

Linda mit Bettina
63,668 supporters
Started 5 months ago

Petition to Karin Keller-Sutter, Angela Merkel (CDU), Emmanuel Macron

Asylum for Edward Snowden!

Deutsch | Francais | English More than six years have passed since Edward Snowden uncovered one of the most outrageous intelligence affairs of all time. He exposed abusive and excessive interception and surveillance measures of the secret services to the world public and fought for all our freedom. Snowden is still paying a high price as a whistleblower: since his escape from Hong Kong he has been stuck in Russia, living in constant fear for his life, isolated from family and friends. The USA threatens him with years of imprisonment and denies him a fair trial. Only the renunciation of torture was promised to him on his return to the USA. This must be a joke right? We demand: Asylum for Edward Snowden, now! The courageous informing of the public about inadmissible surveillance and espionage measures is a respectable achievement. It contributes to democracy and is inevitable to a free and secure society. People like Edward Snowden deserve a permanent safe residency in a constitutional democracy and a fair and constitutional trial. Recognition instead of condemnation and prosecution. It’s a pathetic display of the Western democracies that Edward Snowden still has to hide in Russia because exactly these rights are denied him in his home country! We demand: Asylum for Edward Snowden! About the initiators:Pascal: I have been active in digital politics for over ten years. In the digital age our freedom is also decisively determined by an open internet and free communication. The total surveillance of the internet and thus our private lifes is a major threat to our democracy and free society.My biggest success to date has been the co-creation and management of, the largest digital political campaign with over 5.300.000 signatories to our petition on Sylvia: For some years now I have been dealing with topics such as surveillance, lobbying and the entanglements of politics and business (especially large corporations). I have even written a book about it. For me, people like Edward Snowden, who risk their existence and even their life to bring dramatic information to the public, are not criminals but heroes. And as such, they definitely deserve our highest respect and appreciation. To grant asylum is a matter of course in my eyes. I see Switzerland in particular as having a duty here to defend its neutral position and to protect human rights without cowering out of fear of consequences.

Pascal & Sylvia und die Piratenpartei
15,213 supporters
Started 5 months ago

Petition to Bergerbrush

Make Bergerbrush keep his Tomato Hypers emote

Bergerbrush is a Streamer on and has some of the best emotes on the platform.His adaptations of popular emotes often feature a Tomato instead of the original thing or person that constitutes the emotion or reaction.Some of the best of his emotes, like the Tomato Poggers and the Tomato FeelsBadMan have recently been removed due to Bergerbruch falsely concluding, that: "they aren't really being used that much". This brings us to the point why this petition was brought into life. According to insider information that was aquired by one of our top agents, the next emote to fall victim to his rampant self-deteriorating debranding attempt will be the much-beloved Tomato Hypers emote, which is (if I'm allowed to add some of my own opinion) one of the best emotes on twitch at this point in time.If we dont act now it will be replaced by another emote as soon as he finds a good replacement. We're sure that now, that you're completely on board with our petition, you're asking yourself what you can do to help. First of all, show Bergerbrush that he is completely wrong by using the Emote on every occasion possible.Also don't hesitate telling him how much you enjoy it and how painfully you would miss it if he were to replace it.Please keep in mind that whatever we do, in the end, the decision will be Bergerbrush's so please refrain from harassing him (too much). Thank you for reading and supporting the cause.Your help is greatly appreciated.

Rip Dude
30 supporters