The Globe Post

Catalan Separatists on Trial Pay Price for Spain’s Crude Transition to Democracy

Watching the trials of the Catalan independentists now taking place at Spain’s highest court in Madrid, I have been reminded again and again of a scene from director Hal Ashby’s …

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The Telegraph

Catalans on trial: The EU has got Madrid’s back, no matter how hard police hit civilians

Despite holding democracy as one of its core values, the bloc’s reaction to the Catalonian calls for self-determination shows Brussels’ unwillingness to stand by this principle.

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The European Parliament censors a conference on Catalonia

This Friday afternoon, the press service of the European Parliament communicated the decision of the EP president to cancel Monday’s conference on Catalonia in Brussels, which was counting on the …

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The Washington Post

It’s not just Catalan separatists. Democracy is also on trial in Spain.

Tensions on all sides are high in Spain as the trial of the century gets underway this week, with a dozen Catalan leaders facing charges of rebellion and sedition for promoting a …

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The Independent

Spain’s trial of Catalan separatists is worse than an outrage – it is a terrible mistake

The Spanish government’s handling of the Catalonian independence movement is worse than a human rights outrage; it is a mistake. The trial of a dozen separatist leaders on charges including …

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The Guardian

Spain’s trial of Catalan separatists is an alarming act of state repression

Prosecuting these peaceful advocates of the ballot box marks yet more of the authoritarianism we saw on referendum day

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The National

Witness exclusion at Catalan trial is ‘matter of concern’

A Scottish expert in international law has said the exclusion of defence witnesses at the trial of Catalan independence leaders, which is due to start tomorrow, is a matter of …

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Associated Press

Spain’s courts put to test by trial of Catalan separatists

Spain is bracing for the nation’s most sensitive trial in four decades of democracy this week, with a dozen Catalan separatists facing charges including rebellion over a failed secession bid …

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Green Left Weekly

Spanish state vs Catalonia: putting a political trial on trial

On February 12, the trial of 12 Catalan politicians and social movement leaders involved in the October 1, 2017 independence referendum is set to begin in the Spanish Supreme Court.

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Open Democracy

Catalonia: the trial will be about our ideological freedom

In December 2017, Carme Forcadell received journalists in her fine wood-panelled office where photographs on the shelves told the story of the tireless commitment of the Speaker of the Catalan …

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