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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:42 pm

CELTIC LEAGUE - PRESS INFORMATION

BRETONS WALK FREE AS CASE COLLAPSES

Three Breton political and cultural activists walked away from a Paris court last week free men after the case against them was thrown out by the judge.

As reported previously on Celtic news, Gaël Roblin, Kristian Georgeault and Pascal Laize were called to a special court in the Palais de Justice, Paris on the 17th November for allegedly being implicated in the Breton Revolutionary Army (ARB) and taking part in the Quevert bombing of a MacDonalds restaurant.

All three defendants have been tried previously for the same allegations on different occasions in separate courts, but were summoned to court once again, because French police have not been able to find those people responsible for the bombing. However, the judge ruled that the case against the three was inadmissible and that it should be immediately annulled, after only one day of deliberations in a planned 11 day trial.

Skoazell Vreizh, an organisation that campaigns on behalf of Breton prisoners and people that are under investigation said that they commended the courage of Roblin, Georgeault and Laize, all of whom have served time in jail previously on suspicion of being part of the Quevert bomb attack. Skoazell Vreizh has also called for the dissolution of the Special Assize Court procedure that the three defendants faced, because they argued it is politically biased.

In a press statement, Skoazell Vreizh said about the special juryless courts:

«Celles-ci, aux ordres directs de l'Etat français ne sont que le témoin d'une justice politique contraire aux Droits de l'Homme, dénoncé à maintes reprises par bon nombre d'organisations internationales, notamment par la cour européenne des droits de l'Homme. »

(It is the French Government that issues the political justice contrary to defendants' human rights and they [Special Assize Courts] have been repeatedly denounced by many international organisations, including the European Court of Human Rights.)

The Celtic League broadly welcomes the decision of the judge in this case, but views with concern the legal system that allowed Roblin, Georgeault and Laize to be put on trial, accused of the same crime once again, is still in place.

Article prepared for Celtic News by Rhisiart Tal-e-bot)

J B Moffatt

Director of Information

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24/11/08

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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:05 am

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ARRESTS PROVIDE NEW IMPETUS TO BRETON REUNIFICATION CAMPAIGN


Six young people were arrested in the southern Breton city of Nanoed/Nantes
at the end of December 2008, accused of causing damage to public property.


The six have been detained as part of a crackdown on pro Breton unification
demonstrators after it was alleged they had written slogans on and
'defaced' the Pays de la Loire "l'Hôtel de Région" (regional building).
It is believed that three of the demonstrators were arrested while
in the act of damaging the property and the three others were arrested
at their homes the following day.


Skoazell Vreizh, the Breton organisation that campaigns for the rights
of Breton prisoners and those who are being investigated, reported
on their website on Thursday (8th January) that all of the people
arrested were remanded in custody for between 23 and 40 hours and
are expected to appear in court on the 12th February 2009. The organisation
said that the arrest and detention of the six people was "totally
disproportionate" to the alleged crime in a democratic state. The
organisation also called for solidarity for the six people arrested
and has planned a demonstration in their support in Nanoed/Nantes
for the 31st January 2009.


Maryvonne Cadiou who lives in Nanoed/Nantes, told the Celtic League
that the three persons arrested initially were all kept under "garde
à vue" (police custody) for 40 hours each:


"From the night of Monday 29th (say midnight) till Wednesday afternoon
around 4 pm."


Ms Cadiou added:


"…they [were] forced to tell the names of others… the police arrested
3 other young ones at their home on Tuesday afternoon, [and] searching
the homes of all 6, with their parents present... Horrible"


Ms Cadiou told the League that she blames the President of the Pays
de Loire region, Jacques Auxiette, for the arrests:


"…the police act on orders from … Jacques Auxiette... who does not
[like] the Bretons and their fight [for reunification] in Loire-Atlantique"


In recent years, the President of the French Pays de la Loire region,
Jacques Auxiette, has pursued a one million Euro public funded advertising
campaign in an attempt to emphasise the French State's position that
Loire-Atlantique is in the Pays de la Loire region and not in Brittany.
The adverts - placed all over the Nanoed/Nantes area including on
public transport –said that Loire-Atlantique is Pays de la Loire and
succeeded in stimulating long felt resentment among the Bretons.


Over the last few years the campaign to highlight the partition of
Breizh/Brittany by Breton activists has grown considerably and the
public have become increasing vocal in their continuing disapproval.
The partition, which occurred in 1941 - when the majority of France
was under Nazi rule - has been actively upheld by successive post-War
War II French Governments, who have refused to even consider Breton
unification. Partition is widely seen among Breton activists as a
deliberate attempt to weaken the Breton nation, because the largest
metropolitan area in historic Brittany, Nanoed/Nantes, is located
in Loire-Atlantique.


Numerous calls from various organisations and prominent individuals
for the reunification of Breizh/Brittany have been made since the
end of World War II, including from the Celtic League who, almost
since its inception nearly 50 years ago, has passed a number of resolutions
on the topic. There have also been calls for a referendum to be held
in Loire-Atlantique in recent years for the public to decide whether
the region should be administered by Brittany or Pays de la Loire.

A petition calling for the reunification of Breizh/Brittany can be
signed at the following internet address:

http://www.lapetition.be/en-ligne/nous- ... -3596.html

The six people arrested for painting slogans calling for reunification
are among a growing number of young people in the region who are increasingly
disaffected with the French democratic process and the injustice that
the forced partition of a historic nation by State authorities entails.



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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:29 am



Great to see some solidarity with our Breton neighbours coming from Wales. The below is taken from the blog British Nationalists in Wales WATCH.

Some in Wales tend to think of Brittany as a poor relation to Wales. It's true their language is weaker but then, they've been under the thumb of the fascistic policies of the French Republic for two hundred years. The state which claims to be for Equality and Fraternity and Liberty, but under those words have decided on a deliberate policy of killing the Breton language or any meaningful cultural and political Breton identity. It's no coincidence that the Turkish republic sees the French constitution as it's template for denying rights to the Kurds and that the Chinese and Russians also use the same Newspeak as the French.For the full article click here

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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:54 pm

Breton number plates get the green light:http://timescorrespondents.typepad.com/ ... ly-ce.html

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Post by Marhak » Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:56 pm

Are the Bretons and Welsh aware of the fairly recent persecution of Cornish activists by the police - their houses raided at dawn by armed officers on spurious grounds, and with things such as Cornish flags, Cornish language books/CDs, books by John Angarrack, etc., being seized? 'Carn" is the best outlet for pan-Celtic information and a wider outlet would be welcome. Each of the Celtic nations should show full support for each other when this imperialist bullying takes place.

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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:34 pm

I do what I can.

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Post by Marhak » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:40 pm

Den vas owgh whi!

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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:32 pm

Petra ec'h eus lavaret? E brezhoneg mar plij.

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Post by Pokorny » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:55 pm

Marhak en doa skrivet: "Un den mat oc'h."

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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:18 pm

A ya! Mersi bras deoc'h Marhak.

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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:33 pm

The following news article may be of interest to all considering actions in a European institution for the Cornish cause.

European Commission discards Breton complaint: http://www.agencebretagnepresse.com/fetch.php?id=19278

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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:34 pm


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Post by Fulub-le-Breton » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:34 am

The Bretons fight to save their language : CNN : http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europ ... index.html

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