Scandal-hit former king returns to Spain after 2 years

prosecutors there said they discovered he received $100 million from the Saudi finance ministry in 2008 before he stepped down as king. The investigation also turned up millions more received …

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Assemblea denounces Spain’s Catalangate illegal espionage case before the OSCE

The Catalan National Assembly has taken part in a new edition of the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting in Vienna, which on this occasion focused on the need to respect …

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The Guardian

Use of Pegasus spyware on Spain’s politicians causing ‘crisis of democracy

The use of Pegasus spyware to target Catalan independence leaders and Spanish politicians – including the prime minister – has plunged Spain into a “crisis of democracy” and national security that can …

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Catalan Civil Society Targeted With Pegasus Spyware

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) firmly condemns the Government of The Spanish government’s alleged use of Pegasus spyware to undermine and repress Catalan civil society. These allegations of espionage represent a disconcerting continuation of long-standing …

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Washington Post

Democracies shouldn’t surrender to a future of limitless surveillance

Ronan Farrow reports for the New Yorker that NSO’s much-publicized links to repressive governments are only half the story. Germany uses the firm’s ultra-intrusive Pegasus tool; so does Poland; so does Belgium, …

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Amnesty International

Spain: EU must act to end spyware abuse after prominent Catalans targeted with Pegasus

European Union institutions are failing to end the rampant human rights violations committed with spyware, Amnesty International said today, after the organization independently confirmed new attacks using Pegasus spyware against …

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The New Yorker

How Democracies Spy on Their Citizens

The parliament of Catalonia, the autonomous region in Spain, sits on the edge of Barcelona’s Old City, in the remains of a fortified citadel constructed by King Philip V to …

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Council of Europe highlights Spain’s failures in fight against corruption

A new rebuke for Spain in Europe, this time over its weak response in the fight against corruption. The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (Greco) has asserted that the …

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Catalan News

Education sector protests against 25% of classes in Spanish quota

Some 7,500 teachers and students went on strike on Wednesday to urge the Catalan education ministry not to impose a ruling by Spain’s Supreme Court. The court decision confirmed 25% of …

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Catalonia criticizes Spain’s new stance on Western Sahara

All of Catalonia’s pro-independence parties – Esquerra, Junts, CUP, and PDeCAT – agreed on Saturday to request that Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez answer questions in Congress regarding his decision …

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