Amnesty International

Spain’s conviction for sedition of Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart threatens rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly

The conviction of Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart for sedition violates their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and they must be immediately released, said Amnesty International today, …

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The Metropolitan

Catalonia, a long claim for democracy to achieve independence

The Catalan question comes from a long way back and although it’s tagged as the struggle for an independent state that is more of a symptom than a cause. The …

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Vilaweb

Young Catalans arrested in protests denounce police abuse and mistreatment

Catalonia’s Observatory on the Penal System and Human Rights (OSPDH) is monitoring the status of the twenty-eight detainees, who have complained of physical abuse by Spanish and Catalan police officers

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Open Democracy

Spain’s response to protests is a dangerous step towards authoritarianism

“The reality is a democratic mass movement increasingly frustrated with successive governments who have sought juridical answers to political problems.”

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El Nacional

European Commission reminds Spanish deputy PM of the norms after Belgium threat

The European Commission has today given a reminder that European Arrest Warrants (EAWs) are “a purely judicial procedure”. Asked about the warning given by Spain’s acting deputy PM, Carmen Calvo, to the Belgian government …

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El Nacional

Council of Europe calls for police “abuses” in Catalan protests to be punished

The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, Dunja Mijatovic, has demanded that Spain investigate and appropriately punish all “abusive use of force” by police which may have occurred during the protests …

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Amnesty International

Spain: authorities ‘must reduce tensions’ in Catalonia protests

In response to the demonstrations in Barcelona and the rest of Catalonia after the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced 12 Catalan political leaders and activists, Amnesty International has called on the …

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Wired

Catalonia has created a new kind of online activism. Everyone should pay attention

A pro-independence group is leveraging social media and peer-to-peer technology to orchestrate massive protests. The catch? No one knows who runs it

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Statement of the Catalan National Assembly in relation to the developments in Catalonia

  On Monday, October 14, the Spanish Supreme Court announced the prison sentences for the nine Catalan civic and political leaders, with edicts that go from 13 years of jail …

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Catalan National Assembly foreign branches organize a second wave of protests abroad

The aim of the Foreign Assemblies is to inform about the right to self-determination and to report violations of rights that Spain inflicts on political minorities such as Catalan people …

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