Friday, March 2, 2018

Free Pablo Hasel Now ! Spanish Repression makes mockery of Democracy

Democracy and Class Struggle says the European Union hear nothing see nothing attitude to the repression in Catalonia now extends to the whole of Spain where rappers in particular have been at the sharp edge of Spanish State repression.

The European Union is part of the architecture of capitalism and Imperialism in Europe and protects the repressions of its members states like Spain not the interests of the people.

The imprisonment of of Pablo Hasel someone who we are proud to call a comrade who has made videos about the Maoist Struggle in India and Philippines and dozens of other anti Imperialist Videos is to be incarcerated for two years.

We cry out for justice and freedom for our comrade ! 

The Spanish National Court sentenced Pablo Rivadulla, AKA Pablo Hasel, to two years in prison and fined him 24,300 euros ($30,000).

It found in a ruling published Friday that Hasel committed the crimes on Twitter between 2014 and 2016. It also noted he was a repeat offender, having been convicted of the same crimes for songs posted on YouTube in 2015.

Last month, the Supreme Court upheld the conviction of a rapper who argued that his lyrics praising anti imperialist groups were protected by freedom of expression laws.

The cases have fueled debate about freedom of speech in Spain.

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