Friendship Group considers these prosecutions contrary to the core values of the European Union and a serious breach of civil and political rights. Also believes that maintaining these policies at a time when the doors for the resolution of the conflict are fully open does not help to create positive conditions for the development of process.
The court case against Civil Society association Askapena ended 2nd of November this year and we are waiting now the decision of the Court. Five of its members risk going to prison up to six years accused of promoting political and peaceful activities. Askapena, an association promoting international solidarity that has legally existed for more than 29 years risks being banned.