UTRECHT ACTIVIST #JokeKaviaar FACING 6 MONTHS OF JAIL FOR FORBIDDEN POETRY

DUTCH ACTIVIST #JokeKaviaar FACING 6 MONTHS OF JAIL FOR POETRY

In the Netherlands, human rights activist and political poet Joke Kaviaar is facing 6 months of jail time. In the last years her main intention was to provide equal human rights to people-without-papers.

The state of the Netherlands sees her -therefore- as a threat to homeland security and forced her to censor all her poetry and art work. She – of course - refused, but is now facing prison for not complying to the call for self-censorship on her art work. The state wants to criminalize her words and actions under the term 'intent to terrorism'.

This is yet another clear example where the principles of free speech and basic human rights are severely violated in The Netherlands, the country that – oh, the irony – still hosts the Human Rights Tribunal in The Hague.

The final verdict will be given on 22 January. When the whole world is watching, her and our rights might stay protected. This is essential for the future of activism!

Read on her website her final plea.
Every word is a spark!
http://www.jokekaviaar.nl/

Please help spreading the news with hashtags #jokekaviaar #censorship #netherlands

Thank you for all your help!