First published at The Gates of Vienna:
Below is a video of the statement made by Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff during Session 1 of the annual Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna yesterday (November 8, 2012).
The session’s topic was “Freedom of Association: obstacles to the full realization of this right and ways to overcome them.” Elisabeth spoke on behalf ofBürgerbewegung Pax Europa (BPE); see yesterday’s post for the full text of BPE’s statement.
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.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video: