International celebrations of Catalonia’s National Day

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The National

Row between Spanish and Belgian ministers over Catalonia hunger strikes

Spain was heading for another diplomatic tussle with Belgium last night after the Belgian defence minister tweeted his support for Catalan political prisoners who are on hunger strike.

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Catalan News

[VIDEO] Spain prevents us from going to European justice, say jailed leaders on hunger strike

President of doctors association warns of potential health ‘risk’ of protest from first day

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Vilaweb

How Spain uses its Constitutional Court to prevent Europe from protecting the rights of Catalonia’s political prisoners

Sànchez and Turull’s hunger strike aims to expose the hurdles laid on their path to the European Court of Human Rights

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Al Jazeera

Two jailed Catalan separatist leaders begin hunger strike

Lawyer says Sanchez and Turull are taking step to ‘raise awareness’ of unfair treatment by Spain before trial.

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Financial Times

The Catalan independence campaigner in political exile in Scotland

Clara Ponsatí’s rented house in St Andrews is a far cry from her art-filled flat in Barcelona but she risks arrest if she returns there.

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El Nacional

[INTERVIEW] Harrington: “Civil disobedience might be resisting the prisoners’ transfer to Madrid”

He speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese and, also, Catalan. In fact, Catalan is the language in which his new book has appeared first. Thomas Harrington, professor of Hispanic Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, has just published Una democràcia …

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Declaration by Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Turull from Lledoners prison

WE DENOUNCE: The blocking from European courts that the Spanish Constitutional Court imposes upon us Access to the courts without delay or unnecessary obstacles is a right that every person …

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Vilaweb

Amnesty International will monitor the trial against Catalan pro-independence leaders

In a letter sent to them in prison, Amnesty asks once again for their immediate release and the withdrawal of charges

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Catalan News

Foreign minister to ‘encourage’ international observers at jailed leaders’ trial

Alfred Bosch chairs first meeting with Catalan government delegates abroad after talking to MEPs in Brussels

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Vilaweb

Spain’s foreign minister fined 30.000 euros over share sell on privileged information

Widespread calls for Josep Borrell to step down over Abengoa case

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