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Austrian police' fascist treatment of antifur activists boycotting Kleider Bauer
by Austrian Vegan Soc and Others Tuesday, Jun. 17, 2008 at 9:04 PM

Austrian police' fascist treatment of antifur activists boycotting Kleider Bauer Ten animal rights campaigners have been held since the 21st of May after police raided twenty-three homes and offices in Austria



Austrian police' fascist treatment of antifur activists boycotting Kleider Bauer


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Repression against anti-fur activists in Austria

17-06-2008 11:48

Ten animal rights campaigners have been held since the 21st of May after police raided twenty-three homes and offices in Austria charging individuals with 31 different offences related to the campaign against the the fur-promoting fashion company Kleider Bauer, but most significantly of forming a criminal organisation under Section 278a of Austrian law. One of the prisoners, Martin Balluch has been on hunger strike since the arrests against the violation of his human rights and the state attacks on legitimate campaigning organisations. He is now becoming very weak and was recently moved to a prison hospital after suffering from dizzyness, blurred vision, and stomach pains. Dr Balluch, Chairman of the Association against Animal Factories (VGT) in Austria has asked for "...everyone who cares about animal protection and human rights to take action now to prevent this crime. This kind of police arbitrariness against NPOs is something we might recognize in dictatorships, but not in a democracy. Please stand up strong; stand against this outrageous injustice. My life depends on it." Chair of the Austrian Vegan Society, Felix Hnat and other members have even been remanded, although no charges have been made against any members of the board.

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