Vilaweb

MEP urges Tajani to speak up following hunger strike by Catalan political prisoners

“Crimes amount to allowing people to vote to determine their own future” says Matt Carthy from Sinn Féin

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The National

Row between Spanish and Belgian ministers over Catalonia hunger strikes

Spain was heading for another diplomatic tussle with Belgium last night after the Belgian defence minister tweeted his support for Catalan political prisoners who are on hunger strike.

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Vilaweb

Amnesty International will monitor the trial against Catalan pro-independence leaders

In a letter sent to them in prison, Amnesty asks once again for their immediate release and the withdrawal of charges

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El Nacional

MPs from around Europe denounce Spanish state’s repression

Members of the Flanders, UK, Estonian and Danish Parliaments have, together with the EU-Catalonia Dialogue Platform, created the Parliamentary Network of Friendship Groups of Catalonia. The objective for the new group is to “bring together voices” …

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Vilaweb

Europeans believe Spain is too authoritarian on Catalonia

A study by Spanish think tank Real Instituto Elcano finds Madrid has not been open to dialogue when dealing with the independence issue

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Daily Mail

STEPHEN GLOVER: How dare Spain of all nations try to lecture Britain about democracy

“Spain refused to allow a referendum in Catalonia. When Catalans went ahead Spain cracked down on them in a pretty brutal way”

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Front Line Defenders

Human rights defender in pre-trial detention for over a year

Since October 2017, Jordi Cuixart has been in pre-trial detention, facing up to 25 years of prison on charges of “rebellion”. The allegations were brought against him in connection to …

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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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Catalan News

Puigdemont and Ai Weiwei condemn EU’s ‘double standards’ on Catalonia

In a debate in Brussels, former president Puigdemont calls Spain’s attitude “authoritarian,” while Chinese dissident calls for human rights to be “defended

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Catalan News

European Court of Human Rights rules Spain violated Basque leader’s right to fair trial

Pro-independence figure Arnaldo Otegi was incarcerated for six and a half years for allegedly following orders of ETA organization.

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