Sverre Pedersen: “We are not suprised by Spain’s bad ranking in violations of artistic freedom”

Interview with the Campaigns and Advocacy Manager at Freemuse, the organisation defending freedom of artistic expression.

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Spanish police given £18m bonuses over Catalan independence referendum

Spanish National Police (CNP) officers and civilian personnel who were involved in the operation to halt the 2017 Catalan independence referendum received bonuses of €21 million (£18.7m) according to a leaked …

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The Catalan National Assembly joins the global movement Progressive International

Grassroots organization Catalan National Assembly joins a world-wide platform based on the values of democracy, egalitarianism, and pacifism, as it seeks to actively participate and contribute to international campaigns and …

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Catalan National Assembly provides 300,000 face masks for disadvantaged groups and gives donations to hospitals

Caritas, food banks, the ‘Sindicat de Manters’ street vendors’ union, social housing, child protection centers and nursing homes, among the groups who have received free masks all over the country …

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Spanish prime minister fails to prove existence of international coronavirus testing rankings he cited

In a nationally televised press conference on Saturday, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez was asked by CNN about the existence of a ranking by Johns Hopkins University on Covid-19 testing …

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Ai Weiwei, John Kiriakou and Jorge Glas join Assange and the Catalan political prisoners’ letter to the UN over the situation in prisons during the Covid-19 pandemic

They join the petition coordinated by the Catalan National Assembly and signed by around thirty political prisoners from different territories around the world, among them Julian Assange, to the UN …

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Julian Assange and Catalan political prisoners lead collective letter to the UN over the situation in prisons during the Covid-19 pandemic

Among the signatories are the Catalan political prisoners, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and activists imprisoned in Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Morocco and Western Sahara. Around thirty political prisoners from different …

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“States responses to Covid 19 threat should not halt freedoms of assembly and association” – UN expert on the rights to freedoms of peaceful assembly and of association, Mr. Clément Voule

The Covid-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges to human rights around the world. “I salute the efforts of governments, international organizations and civil society working together to protect the public …

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Coronavirus: Spain eases lockdown restrictions despite recording nearly 4,000 new infections in 24 hours

Spaniards took the first tentative steps back to work on Monday as lockdown restrictions were partially relaxed, despite experts counselling against easing restrictions.

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Catalan National Assembly demands the Catalan government releases political prisoners during the COVID19 health emergency, as called for by the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Rapporteur

The organization  believes  the decision not to release them was taken under the coercion and threat of the Spanish Supreme Court and considers this is intolerable and discriminatory against political …

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