Defending independence is not a crime according to the Council of Europe

This text has been drafted by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Buric, and has been presented to the committee of European ministers. The Council of …

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William Aitken: “I have been sentenced to five years in prison in order to scare young people”

William Aitken, a 32-year-old Scotsman who took part in protests in Barcelona city following the imprisonment of rapper Pablo Hasél, ​​has been sentenced to five years and two months in prison.

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The Freedom of Speech and the Press are under threat in Spain, according to a study endorsed by the EU Commission

The Media Pluralism Monitor 2020 report calls on the Spanish authorities to repeal or modify laws that restrict freedom of expression and information, to guarantee the protection and safety of …

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Assemblea denounces Spain’s fundamental rights violations against Catalonia at OSCE meeting on Freedom of Expression

The Catalan pro-independence civil society organisation has denounced Spain’s abuses of freedom of speech, persistent police violence and an abusive number of fines, mixed with misinformation, a lack of transparency …

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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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