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The EL denounces the attempt to outlaw the Basque organization Askapena

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Published on: 21.01.2016

The Party of the European Left (EL) would like to express its strongest rejection to the newest attack of the Spanish state on freedom of expression, following its threat to illegalize the activities of Askapena.

Furthermore, we are denouncing the judicial proceeding against Askapena and 5 of its militants, which – according to the established report – annuls personal rights like the freedom of association as well as the lack of guarantees which had been and are given in the process, and we are rejecting the possible “preventive incarcerations” of the five companions.

Lastly it is to be noted that the EL supports all peaceful actions that the accused could conduct denouncing the violation of their civil and political rights.