Totalitarian Methods In Munich
On 8 November, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, representing Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa, highlighted a serious human rights issue relating official interference with freedom of association in the German city of Munich. Gates of Vienna reported that:
“She raised the issue of intimidation against proprietors of restaurants willing to host events; in particular, one that was organized by DIE FREIHEIT in Munich. The owner of the proposed venue had been threatened repeatedly by phone, and was forced to cancel the event when she was told by Munich authorities that her concession might be revoked by the city if she did not cancel the event.”
Here is video footage of her statement:
(Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading the video)
Increasingly public authorities in Western Europe seem to be resorting to draconian methods to stifle political discourse. It is not for public authorities to interfere with the democratic process.
The actions of the City of Munich are completely unacceptible and ICLA calls on the German authorities investigate this incident fully and ensure that such incidents do not occur again.