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The Right of Catalonian Leaders to Protest

On 22 April, the Spanish Constitutional Court issued its first judgement on the constitutionality of the conviction of the Catalonian leaders for the events of October 2017. It upheld the …

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Over a hundred international personalities and organizations show support to Catalan self-determination

A collection of signatures in support of Catalonia’s right to freedom as a people, coordinated by the Catalan National Assembly, brings together 120 personalities and entities from around twenty countries …

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Catalan Parliament speaker to Barcelona consular corps: “We cannot accept having political prisoners and exiles in 21st century Europe”

The speaker of the Parliament of Catalonia, Laura Borràs, has proposed a “shared freedom model” in Europe, armed with “less weapons and more reasons”. She said this during the Europe …

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Swiss MPs force the federal government to take a stance on Spain’s repression in Catalonia

The Swiss government will have to speak out publicly and take a stance on Spain’s  repression of Catalonia’s pro-independence movement, the amnesty of political prisoners and a democratic solution to …

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Assemblea’s Unilateral Independence Congress a Great Success

The “Congress of Precedent Cases of Unilateral Independence”, organized by the Catalan National Assembly, with representatives from the Baltic countries and Slovenia, took place from Friday the 7th of May …

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Vilaweb

Spanish Court claims €4.5 million from former DIPLOCAT head

Spain’s Court of Auditors estimates, provisionally, that it could seek to claim €4.55 million for alleged irregular spending at DIPLOCAT between 2013 and 2017. DIPLOCAT is an autonomous public-private consortium …

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Two Spanish police officers on trial accused of abusing a Flemish citizen who addressed them in Catalan

Two Spanish Guardia Civil agents face two years in prison for discriminating and harassing a Flemish citizen who addressed them in Catalan at Barcelona airport in December 2019. At the …

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The New York Times

Criminal or Martyr? Prisoner Poses a Political Dilemma for Spain.

Off a leafy boulevard in Barcelona sit the headquarters of Omnium Cultural, an organization known in Spain as much for its literary prizes as for its dreams of an independent republic …

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Two Spanish Constitutional Court judges criticise Supreme Court’s sedition sentence

A minority decision given by two judges belonging to Spain’s Constitutional Court has defended the fundamental rights of convicted pro-independence politician Jordi Turull and argues that the sentence of 12 years’ imprisonment and disqualification from …

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Assemblea denounces Spain’s lawfare against the Catalan people at OSCE human rights meeting

Assemblea took part at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting “Democratic Law-Making: Ensuring Participation”, in which OSCE participating States can ensure their laws …

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