Irish Times

CIA files reopen questions about Spain’s state terrorism

Former Spanish prime minister Felipe González is under scrutiny following the publication of CIA documents which appear to link him to death squads that hunted down Basque separatists during his …

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Vilaweb

The case of the Catalan political prisoners

One year ago, the UN The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention severely condemned Spain for international human rights violation and demanded the immediate release of the jailed political leaders

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Former Spanish king faces questions over €6.7bn Saudi rail deal

Spain’s supreme court prosecutor has launched an investigation into the role the country’s former king, Juan Carlos, played in a deal in which a Spanish consortium landed a €6.7bn (£5.9bn) …

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Spain continues to ignore UN rulings demanding the release of Catalonia’s political prisoners a year after its publication

The rulings were the result of an initiative by the defences of the Catalan political prisoners, led by British & French lawyers and human rights experts Ben Emmerson and Rachel …

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Financial Times

Flawed data casts cloud over Spain’s lockdown strategy

This week Spain reported what should have been cause for huge celebrations: according to the official coronavirus statistics, there were no new deaths in the 48 hours to midday on …

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The World Organisation Against Torture

Spain: Open Letter: The case of Jordi Cuixart through the lens of international human rights standards on the right to peaceful assembly

On October 14, 2019, the Supreme Court convicted Mr. Jordi Cuixart & Mr. Jordi Sànchez for sedition (Article 544 of the Spanish Criminal Code) and sentenced him to nine years …

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Vilaweb

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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The National Scot

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 initiatives. The Catalan …

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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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