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2 days ago

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❗ Gospel singer, musician and composer Yahaya Sharif-Aminu has been sentenced to death for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammed.

Freemuse calls for the death sentence verdict to be immediately overturned.

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❗ Gospel singer, musician and composer Yahaya Sharif-Aminu has been sentenced to death for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammed.

Freemuse calls for the death sentence verdict to be immediately overturned.

Read more ➡️ https://freemuse.org/news/freemuse-calls-for-the-death-sentence-verdict-against-musician-yahaya-sharif-aminu-to-be-overturned/

4 days ago

Freemuse

Musician @Mehdi Rajabian will face the Revolutionary Court of Sari in the morning.

Freemuse calls for all charges against the musician to be dropped.

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Musician @Mehdi Rajabian will face the Revolutionary Court of Sari in the morning. 

Freemuse calls for all charges against the musician to be dropped. 

Read more: https://bit.ly/30JhQhx
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Join us at @CopenhagenPride 2020 ‼️
Freemuse’s session aims to reclaim some of the physical space taken from #LGBTI expression and artistry in an hour-long celebration of dedication to the state of artistic freedom for the LGBTI community.

"In short, the destiny of a dissident #artist is prison, exile and tears."
Interview with #Kurdish musician @azadbedran.
He has been sentenced to three years and nine months imprisonment for his song "Partizan".

#artisticfreedomeurope #postkodeffekten

‘In short, the destiny of a dissident artist is prison, exile and tears’ – Interview with Kurdish musician Azad Bedran

Azad Bedran has been sentenced to three years and nine months imprisonment for his song Partizan and its music video.

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Members of @Grup_YORUM were arrested during a concert rehearsal by the Istanbul police during a police raid.
❗Music instruments of the musicians were broken or missing, their music books were damaged❗
Follow @freegrupyorum and read the full story here:

Turkey: Members of Grup Yorum arrested during rehearsal

Six members of the group Grup Yorum were arrested by the Istanbul police during their rehearsal for a concert.

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#Nigerian musician Yahaya Sharif-Aminu has been #sentenced to death for #blasphemy against #ProphetMuhammed.

#Freemuse calls for the #deathsentence verdict to be immediately overturned.

Read more ➡️ https://t.co/tYuSrnv4hs

Awful news from #Nigeria: Musician Yahaya Sharif-Aminu has been sentenced to death by hanging for 'blasphemy' by an upper Sharia Court in Kano State.

#endblasphemylaws

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Grup Yorum members Dilan Poyraz, Bahar Kurt, Betül Varan, Eren Erdem, Barış Yüksel and Sercan Toptancı were detained while performing at a concert rehearsal in Beykoz.

İdil Culture Center was also raided by the police, and the police are still searching inside.

Bangladeshi folk singer Shariat Boyati was arrested in January for stating that music is not forbidden in the Quran. He faces up to 5 years’ in prison on vague charges of hurting religious sentiment. We join @Freemuse98 & @amnesty to call for his release

#EndBlasphemyLaws

Zimbabwe| News filtering that universally celebrated author
@efie41209591
Tsitsi Dangarembga & others have just been arrested for a peaceful and constitutional demonstration against corruption in Borrowdale, Zimbabwe.
#StopHarrasingHRDs
#FREETSITSIDANGAREMBGA
#WeStandwithWHRD

.#German curator and arts manager #HellaMewis has been freed on 24 July after she was #abducted by unidentified armed men outside her office in central #Baghdad.
Mewis was involved in the founding of @tarkib_baghdad.
🎨 #Artwork: Amer Al Jazie

Iraq: German curator and arts manager kidnapped outside her office in Baghdad

German curator and arts manager Hella Mewis was abducted by unidentified armed men outside her office in central Baghdad.

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‼️ Read the latest Research Report on #ArtisticFreedom of Expression prepared by the #SpecialRapporteur on the promotion and promotion and
protection of the freedom of opinion and expression.

#artisticfreedomeurope #projectforchange #postkodeffekten #freearteurope

‼️ Read the latest Research Report on #ArtisticFreedom of Expression prepared by the #SpecialRapporteur on the promotion and promotion and
protection of the freedom of opinion and expression.

#artisticfreedomeurope #projectforchange #postkodeffekten #freearteurope
Sofía Jaramillo Otoya@Sofiajaroto

New research report on Artistic Expression aims to provide artists,audiences & their advocates with vocabulary in human rights law to challenge undue restrictions & to remind Govts & private actors of their obligations & responsibilities under that law https://t.co/s8ol4nuhmX

🔊 New Freemuse and @shoutingmusic interview with @MJoshMusic from #Nigeria. M-Josh was threatened by a member the Nigerian army for the song "Movie In Aso Rock" concerning #humanrights violations and the military in Nigeria.

Freemuse x Shouts Artist’s Voice: Nigerian musician M-Josh

M-Josh was threatened by a member the Nigerian army for the song Movie In Aso Rock concerning human rights violations and the military in Nigeria.

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"That was a message to the public: we were here, we are, and we will stay," said Monika “Pacyfka” Tichy from @LambdaSzczecin in an interview with #Freemuse about the destruction of the #LGBTI mural in #Poland.

#artisticfreedomeurope #postkodeffekten

‘They want not only to insult us, they want to delete us’ – Interview with Monika ‘Pacyfka’ Tichy on LGBTI art in Poland

The LGBTI themed mural revealed by Lambda (an association established to help victims of discrimination) has been destroyed in Szczecin, Poland.

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Our Head of Policy @DNBSevilla discusses online censorship, part of a @FreeMuse98 organised @rightscon discussion focusing on artists' rights.@savenathefish @JMchangama @wanuri @CollingsPaige @Sofiajaroto @JulieOwono

#KnowArtisticRights #Rightscon #EDRi

https://t.co/PAbJSJSZB6

The District Court judge has denied the motion by actor @SachaBaronCohen to dismiss the case that the former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore filed against him for calling him a pedophile in an episode of @SHOwhoisAmerica

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💻https://t.co/Q6K96G2hZk

USA: lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen´s satire political parody

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore filed a defamation lawsuit against actor Sacha Baron Cohen for implying that he is a paedophile in his TV show.

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"I have been threatened with rape, acid attack, and murder. I’m worried for myself and my family." said Assamese actress, Preety Kkongana, who received death threats for her role in the TV series “Begum Jaan”.

Actress receiving death threats for controversial TV show

Actress Preety Kongana filed a police complaint after receiving rape and death threats, for her role in the TV series “Begum Jaan”.

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Freemuse has expressed concern for the rights of Europe’s #artisticcommunity and the impact on #civilsociety and democracy in light of the potential deal on the #EUBudget.
#artisticfreedomeurope #projectforchange #postkodeffekten

Rule of law conditionality essential for artistic freedom in Freemuse countries of concern

Freemuse has expressed concern for the rights of Europe’s artistic community and the impact on civil society in light of the potential deal on t...

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