Academics petition for the release of the prisoners

There is an international academics’ petition at democracy.cat addressed to

  1. The United Nations, Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  2. The European Council, Mr. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council
  3. The European Commission, Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission

calling on them to

  • Stop condoning Spain’s undemocratic behaviour
  • Guarantee Catalans’ civil and political rights as European citizens
  • Demand that Spain release the ten political prisoners currently in Spanish jails
  • Guarantee that no person or party will be prohibited from participating in the elections in Catalonia
  • Provide accredited international observers to ensure that the imposed December 21st elections in Catalonia are carried out fairly and honestly

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