Assemblea sues Spain’s intelligence and security forces for the illegal espionage of its members

The Catalan civil society organization, five of whose members were targeted by the Catalangate Pegasus espionage case, filed a lawsuit against Spanish authorities on Tuesday in a Barcelona court, for …

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Former Catalan political prisoner Jordi Sànchez takes his case to the European Court of Human Rights against Spain

The Catalan National Assembly backs its former president Jordi Sànchez’s appeal of his 9-year prison sentence for the crime of sedition, which he received for his role as a civil …

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Amnesty International warns: Catalan pardons won’t end the rights violations

Amnesty International has warned in a very forceful statement aimed at Spain that even if the Spanish government grants pardons to the Catalan political prisoners, “the human rights violations persist”. However, the coordinator of …

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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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Catalan News

Amnesty International again calls for release of activists jailed in Catalan Trial

Amnesty International have again called for the release of Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart, the two pro-independence activists who were jailed for their roles in the 2017 independence push. The organization …

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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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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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Spain told by U.N. body to free jailed Catalan separatists

Spain must release three jailed Catalan separatist leaders denied bail while facing trial for their role in the region’s failed bid for independence in 2017, a United Nations expert group …

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El Nacional

UN special rapporteur on human rights defenders criticises Spain over Catalonia

The UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst, in his world report for the 20th anniversary of the UN declaration on human rights defenders, includes …

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