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Amnesty International warns: Catalan pardons won’t end the rights violations

Amnesty International has warned in a very forceful statement aimed at Spain that even if the Spanish government grants pardons to the Catalan political prisoners, “the human rights violations persist”. However, the coordinator of …

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The Times

Outcry as retired Catalan minister faces multimillion-euro ‘independence’ fine

Academics including an American Nobel prizewinner have condemned the prosecution of a Spanish economist who — along with 38 others — face fines of millions of euros for their supposed …

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Catalan News

Ex-UN body chair hopes Human Rights court will rule against Spain in Catalan leaders’ case

The former head of a United Nations body expects the European Court of Human Rights to rule against Spain in a string of legal appeals presented by Catalonia’s jailed pro-independence …

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The European Commission maintains provisional rejection of Catalan European Citizen’s Initiative against the Spanish State

The General Court of the European Union announced yesterday the dismissal of the lawsuit over the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) promoted by Assemblea and the Council for the Catalan Republic. …

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Newsweek

Europe Has a Hard Time Recognizing and Respecting its Minorities | Opinion

Before the idea of nation-states was born—commonly associated with the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, but with greater traction after the French Revolution—different peoples lived in their villages and cities, …

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Vilaweb

Exile fights, exile wins

I’m sure everyone is well aware that last week the European General Court (EGC) granted a temporary injunction to President Carles Puigdemont and Ministers and MEPs Toni Comín and Clara Ponsatí against …

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Council of Europe

Politicians should not face prosecution for statements made in the exercise of their political mandates as long as they respect certain limits

“Politicians need a particularly high level of protection of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, both in parliament and when speaking to their constituents, but that freedom of speech …

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Socialist Project

International Manifesto in Support of Catalonia’s Right to Freedom as a People

In the 14th of February elections to the Parliament of Catalonia, 52% of Catalans voted in favour of parties that call for Catalonia to become an independent state. This is …

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Time

My Father Fled Fascism in Spain—and Taught Me How Lies Can Destroy a Democracy

The truth can’t destroy a democracy but lies can. At age thirteen my father was awoken by machine gun fire in the streets of Madrid. It was 1936, and a …

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The National Scot

Catalonia’s two main pro-independence parties form coalition government

SELF-DETERMINATION is back on Catalonia’s political agenda after its two main pro-independence parties yesterday announced a preliminary agreement for coalition government. The Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) and Together for Catalonia (JxCat) …

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