“Spanish political prisoners are the true democrats of Europe”

For the first time after more than 50 years I am standing again in a prison. The previous time it was due to being arrested in Szczecin, Poland. Then, I …

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The Irish Times

‘I’m in jail for fulfilling the mandate expressed by Catalan society’

Interview: Imprisoned politician Josep Rull awaits trial for rebellion

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El Nacional

UN special rapporteur on human rights defenders criticises Spain over Catalonia

The UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst, in his world report for the 20th anniversary of the UN declaration on human rights defenders, includes …

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The National

Catalan political crisis ‘should speak to all democrats’

Joquim Forn was Catalonia’s interior minister until he was arrested for his role in the October 2017 independence referendum. He has been in jail since.

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BBC

Jailed Catalan Speaker Forcadell appeals to European court

Carme Forcadell was the speaker of the Catalan parliament until January – but has spent almost nine months in prison.

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Financial Times

Spanish PM offers little change for Catalonia, says Puigdemont

Region’s former leader criticises Sánchez and fears climate for dialogue is deteriorating.

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Associated Press

Catalan separatists on hunger strike speak out

Separatist politicians from Spain’s Catalonia region who are entering the third week of a prison hunger strike say their upcoming rebellion trial will give them a platform to peacefully promote …

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Vilaweb

[INTERVIEW] Carles Puigdemont: “There are at least two million Spaniards who want to stop being Spanish”

VilaWeb meets the exiled President for an in-depth interview about how he sees the future Catalan Republic

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Total Slovenia News

Slovenian Foreign Ministry to ducate Spanish Ambassador on the Nature of the Country’s Independence

After heated reactions in Spain to the Catalan leader suggesting Catalonia take the Slovenian path to independence, the issue is expected to be discussed as the Slovenian Foreign Ministry hosts …

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El Nacional

Ten days of hunger strike: insomnia and weight loss of up to 7kg

The Catalan political prisoners on hunger strike are in good physical condition “in general terms”. That was the announcement this Monday by their spokesperson, Pilar Calvo, ten days after Jordi …

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