Peoples Dispatch

Daniel Gallardo and the Spanish walls

Spain has a long history of jails and penitentiary centers and thousands of social and political prisoners have passed through their walls. Not all of them survived. Since ancient times, …

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The Jacobin

Franco’s Stooges Still Dominate the Spanish Economy

Four decades since Spain’s transition to democracy, nostalgists for the Franco era are sharply resisting calls to topple its monuments and recognize its victims. Their fight to control historical memory …

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Assemblea denounces Spain’s fundamental rights violations against Catalonia at OSCE meeting on Freedom of Expression

The Catalan pro-independence civil society organisation has denounced Spain’s abuses of freedom of speech, persistent police violence and an abusive number of fines, mixed with misinformation, a lack of transparency …

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Catalan News

Elisenda Paluzie reelected as head of the Catalan National Assembly

In a sweeping victory, Elisenda Paluzie was reelected as president of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) on Saturday after the pro-independence group held an election to renew its top leadership positions.

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Irish Times

CIA files reopen questions about Spain’s state terrorism

Former Spanish prime minister Felipe González is under scrutiny following the publication of CIA documents which appear to link him to death squads that hunted down Basque separatists during his …

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The case of the Catalan political prisoners

One year ago, the UN The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention severely condemned Spain for international human rights violation and demanded the immediate release of the jailed political leaders

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Former Spanish king faces questions over €6.7bn Saudi rail deal

Spain’s supreme court prosecutor has launched an investigation into the role the country’s former king, Juan Carlos, played in a deal in which a Spanish consortium landed a €6.7bn (£5.9bn) …

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Spain continues to ignore UN rulings demanding the release of Catalonia’s political prisoners a year after its publication

The rulings were the result of an initiative by the defences of the Catalan political prisoners, led by British & French lawyers and human rights experts Ben Emmerson and Rachel …

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Financial Times

Flawed data casts cloud over Spain’s lockdown strategy

This week Spain reported what should have been cause for huge celebrations: according to the official coronavirus statistics, there were no new deaths in the 48 hours to midday on …

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The World Organisation Against Torture

Spain: Open Letter: The case of Jordi Cuixart through the lens of international human rights standards on the right to peaceful assembly

On October 14, 2019, the Supreme Court convicted Mr. Jordi Cuixart & Mr. Jordi Sànchez for sedition (Article 544 of the Spanish Criminal Code) and sentenced him to nine years …

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