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Marcel Mauri: “We want to get European Society involved in the Defense of Fundamental Rights”

Òmnium Cultural presented on Friday the international campaign to denounce the trial against Catalan leaders

April 03rd, 2019
Anastasia Petrova, News from Berlin

Òmnium Cultural presented on Friday the international campaign to denounce the trial against Catalan leaders: Democracy on Trial. The aim is to get the whole of European society involved in the defense of fundamental rights and raise awareness of the fact that human rights are being violated in XXI century Spain. Work is being carried out since several weeks ago in three main spheres: legal area, Communication, and international relations in cooperation with organizations in favor of human rights and culture.

“We have to lay the groundwork because the judicial dispute is also being waged in Europe”, said the vice-president of Òmnium Cultural, Marcel Mauri, in reference to the trial against Catalan political prisoners. Mauri added that “we want to get European society involved and explain our work and our struggle for fundamental rights. If the trial results in a conviction, the rights that are enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union will be called into question”.

Democracy on Trial also seeks to have a great digital communication impact, since it will reach a potential audience of 20 million European citizens that are interested in human rights, social cohesion, and culture. Until the day of the sentencing, they will be receiving information on what is taking place in Catalonia and will be asked for their active involvement. After an exhaustive study of the issues of interest within each European country, it was determined that the potential audiences will be the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Sweden. The campaign will also be multilingual and will be done in English, French, and German.

References

Berlin Global, News from Berlin