Newsweek

Europe Has a Hard Time Recognizing and Respecting its Minorities | Opinion

Before the idea of nation-states was born—commonly associated with the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, but with greater traction after the French Revolution—different peoples lived in their villages and cities, …

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Council of Europe

Politicians should not face prosecution for statements made in the exercise of their political mandates as long as they respect certain limits

“Politicians need a particularly high level of protection of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, both in parliament and when speaking to their constituents, but that freedom of speech …

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Assemblea denounces Spain’s lawfare against the Catalan people at OSCE human rights meeting

Assemblea took part at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting “Democratic Law-Making: Ensuring Participation”, in which OSCE participating States can ensure their laws …

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Catalan News

Court revokes privileges for jailed pro-independence leaders Forcadell and Bassa

A Catalan penitentiary court has revoked the privileges for the two female pro-independence leaders, former parliament speaker Carme Forcadell and former work minister Dolors Bassa. This means they lose their current ‘low status’ category status, …

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The National

US warns Spain over Catalan civic leaders held as ‘political prisoners’

The US government has warned Spain about its concerns over political prisoners in Catalonia and potential violations of human rights in the country. Nine pro-independence activists are serving between nine and …

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Vilaweb

The US Department of State reports rights violations against the Catalan national minority and political prisoners

The United States government has expressed concern about rights violations against the Catalan national minority and the existence of Catalan political prisoners in an annual report on violations of rights in …

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Council of Europe

Spanish authorities should amend the Criminal Code to strengthen existing safeguards of the right to freedom of expression

In a letter addressed to the Minister of Justice of Spain, made public today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović invites the Spanish authorities to amend …

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Newsweek

Spain is the EU’s Biggest Threat, Not Russia

While Spain arrested rapper Pablo Hasél this month for exercising his right to freedom of expression, Russia humiliated the European Union, which Spain is a member of, by highlighting the country’s …

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Al Jazeera

Spain protests: Woman hit by police rubber bullet ‘loses eye’

A woman has lost an eye amid protests in Spain over the arrest of rap artist Pablo Hasel – demonstrations that have seen police fire rubber bullets and baton-charge demonstrators, …

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BBC News

Villarejo: The rise and fall of the Spanish state’s secret fixer

Many intrigues and scandals have gripped Spain in recent years, from alleged royal corruption to ministerial dirty tricks against political rivals, yet in all that complexity one character seems to …

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