Catalan News

Court revokes privileges for jailed pro-independence leaders Forcadell and Bassa

A Catalan penitentiary court has revoked the privileges for the two female pro-independence leaders, former parliament speaker Carme Forcadell and former work minister Dolors Bassa. This means they lose their current ‘low status’ category status, …

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The National

US warns Spain over Catalan civic leaders held as ‘political prisoners’

The US government has warned Spain about its concerns over political prisoners in Catalonia and potential violations of human rights in the country. Nine pro-independence activists are serving between nine and …

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The US Department of State reports rights violations against the Catalan national minority and political prisoners

The United States government has expressed concern about rights violations against the Catalan national minority and the existence of Catalan political prisoners in an annual report on violations of rights in …

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Turkey’s lawfare against the HDP must stop! – Catalan National Assembly

The Catalan National Assembly strongly condemns the Turkish public prosecutor’s attempts to ban the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). This flagrant violation of democratic rights arrives after years of Turkey’s repression of …

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Council of Europe

Spanish authorities should amend the Criminal Code to strengthen existing safeguards of the right to freedom of expression

In a letter addressed to the Minister of Justice of Spain, made public today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović invites the Spanish authorities to amend …

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How Scots and Catalans are looking to each other to ease their independence woes

The Saltire and the Estelada flags are almost always found together at marches in support of independence, be they down the Royal Mile, Edinburgh’s medieval thoroughfare, or along Barcelona’s tree-lined …

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The Catalan National Assembly, over sixty representatives of European civil society, MEPs and former MEPs, appeal to Von der Leyen and Sassoli to denounce the waiver of parliamentary immunity for Catalan MEPs

65 representatives of civil society, as well as former and current MEPs across Europe have co-signed a letter spearheaded by the Catalan National Assembly to appeal to the European Institutions …

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MEPs must vote against lifting Carles Puigdemont’s immunity | View

MEPs will on Monday (March 8) vote on whether to lift the parliamentary immunity of their Spanish colleagues Carles Puigdemont, Toni Comín and Clara Ponsatí. The undersigned, former Members of …

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The Guardian

Grave concern for electoral monitors facing jail in Spain

More than 400 academics in the fields of political science, law and other disciplines express their worries that electoral monitors in Spain are being threatened with jail over their role …

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Spain is the EU’s Biggest Threat, Not Russia

While Spain arrested rapper Pablo Hasél this month for exercising his right to freedom of expression, Russia humiliated the European Union, which Spain is a member of, by highlighting the country’s …

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