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1 day ago

Freemuse

After 199 days of hunger strike, the imprisoned guitarist of Grup Yorum İbrahim Gökçek has now begun a DEATH FAST.

During visitation with his lawyer, İbrahim has said that he will begun a death fast for the demands to be met.
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2 weeks ago

Freemuse

Masha Alekhina of PussyRiot was fined 150 thousand rubles (2173 euro) because of her participation in a peaceful demonstration.

It is the third time that Masha was fined during the last few months. She is not able to pay the amounts herself.

Read more below on how to support Masha.
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Masha Alekhina of PussyRiot was fined 150 thousand rubles (2173 euro) because of her participation in a peaceful demonstration. 

It is the third time that Masha was fined during the last few months. She is not able to pay the amounts herself. 

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İbrahim Gökçek, the imprisoned guitarist of @Grup_YORUM, is continuing his DEATH FAST.

We have learnt that he now has a visitation ban, so nobody has been able to see him.

He was on hunger strike for 199 days, and he then began a death fast (been 12 days).

@englishpen

Today, the Diyarbakır court postponed the trial of #Turkish #musician #FerhatTunç (@ferhatttunc) to 26 March. The musician is being charged with "terrorist group membership" and "terrorist propaganda."

ARC at @PENamerica is #hiring! NYC students, apply for ARC's Program #internship for the Winter/Spring 2020 semester. Get experience in the field of human rights, artistic expression, and in serving artists at risk and the organizations that support them. https://t.co/4MphYN7bED

Freemuse calls on world leaders to respect #UNESCO’s convention to prevent threats to #cultural sites in #Iran.
US President #DonaldTrump's threat to attack cultural sites in Iran sets an alarming tone for the state of artistic freedom.

Freemuse calls on world leaders to respect UNESCO’s convention after President Trump threats to Iran

“An attack on these cultural sites is a war crime as defined by the International Criminal Court and should be treated thus,” says Freemus...

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Freemuse took part in the #UPR Pre-session on Turkey in #Geneva last week. The @P24Punto24 spoke on behalf of all partners working on the Turkey UPR about the situation of #freedomofexpression in the country. You can see the presentation on Turkey here

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Together with @CartooningPeace we are gravely concerned about @Nime_BD's welfare - the description given to us of conditions in Oran prison are particularly alarming - and we call for his immediate release. #FreeNime #LibérezNime #Algerie #Hirak

Abdelhamid Amine, cartoonist known as Nime.

CRNI and Cartooning For Peace: “Free Nime”

CRNI and Cartooning For Peace have made a joint statement calling for the immediate release of criminalized Algerian cartoonist Abdelhamid Amine aka N...

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Detention, Imprisonment, Exile...
Ferhat Tunç and Mikail Aslan spoke to bianet after the arrest of Yılmaz Çelik and Şenol Akdağ: "They want to prevent the mother tongue and cultural values from reaching people through art."
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Many people including artists are affected by content rules on social media.
📣Speak up for those who missed out.

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#MissingVoices
#Blockedcontent

are you an artist, anywhere in the world, facing restrictions on your freedom of expression? please check out & share this survey, as we're preparing a study for @UNHumanRights Council in 2020. right here --> https://t.co/SuiteTFEQm

We will soon be providing live updates from the #UPR #PreSession on #Turkey where one of our three submissions will be presented by our report partner @P24Punto24

#HumanRights

.#Freemuse calls for an immediate release of Moroccan #rapper #Gnawi, who has been sentenced to a year in prison for insulting an official state body.

Read the Freemuse statement here ➡️

#Releaserap #FreeGnawi

Freemuse calls for an immediate release of Moroccan rapper Gnawi

Moroccan rapper Gnawi has been sentenced to a year in prison for insulting the government.

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Rohingya refugees gather in the camps of Bangladesh chanting “Gambia, Gambia” as the country takes its case accusing Myanmar of genocide to the International Court of Justice.

Aung San Suu Kyi will defend Myanmar herself.

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