Pressekonferenz vom 2. Oktober

2. October 2012

(Deutsch) §278a: Prozessfinale ohne Happy End

29. April 2011

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Major acoustic surveillance of the private sphere in 278a case

22. March 2011

Major acoustic surveillance of the private sphere in 278a case

Wide reaching surveillance measures have been employed as part of investigations of the 40 activists suspected under Paragraph 278a. Persons were placed under observation, telephones were bugged, cars fitted with tracking devices, cameras installed in front of homes and meeting rooms, undercover police infiltrated groups, and the list goes on.

One of the suspects, M., even had hidden microphones planted in his home. After these measures did not bring the incriminating results that were hoped for, it seems the reports concerned were “corrected” or adjusted.
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Israel-Austria Davis Cup play-off game interrupted in protest of 278a

20. September 2010

Wir dokumentieren eine Aussendung israelischer AktivistInnen zu einer Soliaktion für die nach §278a angeklagten AktivistInnen:

Breaking news from Tel Aviv: 2 Israeli Activists interrupted the Austria-Israel game protesting the severe assault on freedom of expression in Austria and the outrageous abuse of Section 278a of the Austrian Penal Code in persecuting Austrian social change activists.

“The action is aimed at Austrian government for the legal and political persecution currently taking place against 13 acclaimed Austrian social change activists”. The Israeli activists stated. “13 dedicated men and women might be jailed for many years for activities such as petitioning, pulling up information stands and giving public speeches”

The Austrian activists are accused with a ‘membership in a crime organization’ although the prosecution have failed to present any evidence connecting them to committing a crime.  Their main “crime” as members of the Austrian animal rights movement is succeeding in pushing vast legal reforms which threaten the profits of big businesses. The violent arrest of the activists just a day before the initiation of a major public campaign testifies more then anything else for the reason – an attempt to shut their protest up, sabotaging the Austrian animal rights movement success and sending a message to activists for social change in general.

Amnesty International and a variety of human rights organizations worldwide have condemned the Austrian government actions, determining that the trial stands as an explicit threat to the freedom of expression not only in Austria, but around the world as well.

The Israeli activists explained “as human and animal rights activists we feel it is highly important that the world’s public opinion is aware of the extremely dangerous precedent set in Austria in the last few months. We call the Austrian government to stop the political persecution against the activists and to drop the ridiculous charges against them, as well as to stop the draconian abuse of 278a law against social change movements, under-which any them could be considered a criminal organization.”
The activist were arrested and will be brought to court tomorrow.

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(Deutsch) Presseaussendung von Antirep 2008: §278a: Clowns halten Richterin den Spiegel vor

22. July 2010

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(Deutsch) Presseaussendung v. Antirep 2008: “„Dieser Prozess ist ein ausschließlich politischer Prozess!“

27. April 2010

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(Deutsch) §278a-Prozess: Gericht schränkt mit schikanösen Zugangsbestimmungen Prozessbeobachtung ein

26. April 2010

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(Deutsch) Presseaussendung v. Antirep2008: „Dieses Verfahren ist ein Hirngespinst der SOKO!“

8. April 2010

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