Catalan rapper Pablo Hasel imprisoned for lyrics against Spanish monarchy

Pablo Hasél has been sentenced to 9 months of prison for criticizing the Spanish monarchy in songs and tweets. This Tuesday, 16th of February, police broke through a barricade set up …

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Narratively

Rapper on the Run

When Spanish authorities sentenced this provocative musician to prison for “glorifying terrorism,” his dedicated fans helped him make a daring escape across the border.

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PEN America

A troubling trend: Free expression under fire in Catalonia

After more than 14 months in pre-trial detention, Oriol Junqueras, the former vice president of the Catalan regional government, is set to go on trial January 22, 2019, in Madrid …

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Council of Europe

Commissioner urges Spain to ensure that the Law on Citizens’ Safety upholds the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly

In a letter addressed to the Presidents of the Congress and the Senate of Spain published today, Commissioner Mijatović urges the Parliament to ensure that the review of the Law …

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