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Spain’s restrictive definition of “national minorities”: only one group defined

The leading human rights body on the European continent, the Council of Europe (CoE), says it regrets Spain’s “restrictive” application of the Council’s treaty for the protection of national minority groups, which …

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UN Special Rapporteur on Torture warns Spain on political prisoners

The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer, said today that it is “problematic” if states do not follow the UN recommendations, referring directly to the fact that Spain has …

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MEP Clare Daly: “It is very clear that a lot of people here do not want to hear about Catalonia”

The rapporteur of a European Parliament report on fundamental rights in the Union, Clare Daly, has denounced being barred from mentioning the situation of the Catalan political prisoners in the report. …

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Spain’s former king also investigated for use of illicit credit cards

Juan Carlos already faces procedures in Spain and Switzerland for possible irregular commissions received for railway public contract in Saudi Arabia. Exactly three months after fleeing to the United Arab …

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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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The Lancet’s Richard Horton: “Spain’s response to Covid has been catastrophic”

Richard Horton is editor of The Lancet, the world’s leading medical journal. In January this year, it was the first to publish papers warning of the threat of a pandemic caused by …

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Catalan News

EU parliament protesters unfurl banner that saw Catalan president banned from office

Fifteen MEPs gathered in front of the European Parliament to unfurl a banner in support of the jailed Catalan pro-independence leaders, the same one that saw the ousted Catalan president Quim Torra …

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Pro-independence events planned around the world for Catalonia’s ‘Diada’

Pro-independence organization the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) has announced that it intends to hold around twenty international events to celebrate Catalonia’s national day, the Diada, on September 11th

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Spain’s lawfare against Catalan political prisoners and exiles

Representatives of Rafael Correa and Lula da Silva join Catalan lawyers and warn EU Parliament about political use of courts The lawyers of Carles Puigdemont, Oriol Junqueras, Rafael Correa and …

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Young Catalans arrested in protests denounce police abuse and mistreatment

Catalonia’s Observatory on the Penal System and Human Rights (OSPDH) is monitoring the status of the twenty-eight detainees, who have complained of physical abuse by Spanish and Catalan police officers

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