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April 2019

News

Poet Galal
El-Behairy conditionally released from prison

Egyptian poet Galal El-Behairy has been conditionally released from a Civilian Court-imposed sentence that he received for his art. However, he will stay in prison after being sentenced to three years and receiving a 480 euro fine for his unreleased poetry book.
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Fifth lawsuit brought against musician Ferhat Tunç in Turkey

A fifth lawsuit has been filed against musician Ferhat Tunç, this time for “insulting the then Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım” in 2016. “I would be in prison for years if I hadn’t gone abroad. Because of this threat, I had to leave the country and leave my whole life behind," Tunç told Freemuse. 
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Theatre director released from house arrest in Russia

The Russian theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov has been released from house arrest after 20 months of detention. On 8 April 2019 a Moscow City Court judge overturned a decision by a lower tribunal to extend Kirill Serebrennikov’s arrest for three months. 
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Events

Culture Action Europe's Live Online Dialogue
25 April 2019


Freemuse was a discussion activator in the debate on European Values and Identities during Culture Action Europe’s Live Online Dialogue.

The dialogue was an 8-hour long live online debate focusing on the link between culture and identities, education, European values, sustainability, work and labour conditions and rights.

Read more here
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Arts Rights Justice's Open Call For Artists

Arts Rights Justice have encouraged artists based in Germany to apply for the event FREEDOM TRANSMISSIONS – Interventions on the protection and promotion of Artistic Freedom with artworks, performances, workshops and other artistic intervention. Submissions closed today.

Read more about the call and process here.
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