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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Vilaweb

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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Elnacional.cat

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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Representatives from the Baltic countries and Slovenia to discuss their unilateral independence processes in Catalonia

The Catalan National Assembly is organizing the “Congress of Precedent Cases of Unilateral Independence”, to put unilateral independence back on the table, and learn from the experience of states that …

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Coppieters Foundation

“A law on minority languages adopted for the first time under the Fifth Republic!”

On 8 April 2021, the French National Assembly has witnessed a small revolution with the adoption, against the government’s opinion, of a law aimed to protect and promote regional languages. …

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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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Vilaweb

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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