Postcards For Catalunya

Ten people are in prison in Spain right now who should not be there.

Two of them are the ‘Jordis’ – the leaders of two pro-independence Catalan civic groups and eight of them are members of the Catalan government.

As we know, the President and four other members of the cabinet are now in exile in Belgium awaiting a fair hearing from a Belgian court as they know this would be impossible in Spain.

None of these people have been tried or found guilty but are in prison under harsh conditions because they are considered to be a threat to the state of Spain.  They are elected representatives of the Catalan people.

We decided to start a Friends of Catalunya group here in Cornwall and our first action is to organise a flow of postcards to be delivered to these people in prison.

  • What a surprise to receive a short postcard, from outside Catalunya, showing that there are many people who care and who are watching the situation!
  • What a message to send to the prison itself ! There are people around the world who care about civil rights and democracy.

It doesn’t matter if you are in support of independence or not – the question now is about the right to free expression, self determination and most importantly democracy and how to deal with differences.

We sent off ten postcards from Cornwall.

If you would like to join in then here is what to do

Below are the ten names and addresses.  The two women are first.

  • Buy a postcard from your neck of the woods – Greetings from Skegness or whatever!
  • Write your message of support in whatever language you chose. We have given suggestions in English and Catalan but only for guidance.
  • Let us know in the comments who you chose to write to

It may be a good idea to write your full name so that the cards are not anonymous and will be delivered safely.

As for cost – I paid 30p per card and £1.17 for postage per card

After writing please put a comment below saying who you sent a card (or cards) to. We want all ten to receive several cards.

  1. Dolors Bassa Coll

Centro Penitenciario,

Madrid I, Mujeres,

Ctra.Alcala-Meco, km 4.5,

28803, Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain

2. Meritxell Borras Sole

Centro Penitenciario,

Madrid 1, Mujeres,

Ctra.Alcala-Meco, km4.5,

28803, Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain

3. Jordi Cuixart i Navarro

Centro Penitenciario,

Madrid V,

Ctra. M-609, km 5.75

29791, Soto del Real, Madrid, Spain

4. Jordi Sanchez Picanyol

Centro Penitenciario,

Madrid V,

Ctra. M-609,  km3.5,

29791, Soto del Real, Madrid, Spain

5. Joaquim Forn Chiariello

Centro Penitenciario,

Madrid VII,

Ctra. M-241,   km5.75,

28595 Estremera, Madrid, Spain

6. Oriol Junqueras i Vies

Centro Penitenciario

Madrid VII,

Ctra. M-241,   km5.75,

28595 Estremera, Madrid, Spain

7. Carles Mundo Blanch

Centro Penitenciario,

Madrid VII,

Ctra. M-241,  km5.75,

28595 Estremera, Madrid, Spain

8. Raul Romeva i Rueda

Centro Penitenciario,

Madrid VII,

Ctra. M-241,   km5.75,

28595 Estremera, Madrid, Spain

9. Josep Rull i Andreu

Centro Penitenciario,

Madrid VII,

Ctra. M-241,     km5.75,

28595 Estremera, Madrid, Spain

10. Jordi Turull i Negre

Centro Penitenciario,

Madrid VII,

Ctra. M-241,   km5.75,

28595 Estremera, Madrid, Spain

 

Sending you support and good wishes from ……….

We are thinking of you

You are not alone

We want you free again

Pensem en tu

No estas sol/a

Et tenim present cada dia

Anims!

Us volem lliures

 

Thank you!  Gracies!

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Postcards For Catalunya

  1. cards gone so far to both the women, Josep and Joaquim. I imagine som other friends also sent to the twomwomen but not confirmed yet. Thats all I know so far. X

  2. As I see cards have gone to the women I’ve picked three men to send to:
    Jordi Cuixart i Navarro, Raül Romeva i Rueda and Carles Mundo Blanch
    xx

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