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Catalan Parliament speaker to Barcelona consular corps: “We cannot accept having political prisoners and exiles in 21st century Europe”

The speaker of the Parliament of Catalonia, Laura Borràs, has proposed a “shared freedom model” in Europe, armed with “less weapons and more reasons”. She said this during the Europe …

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Swiss MPs force the federal government to take a stance on Spain’s repression in Catalonia

The Swiss government will have to speak out publicly and take a stance on Spain’s  repression of Catalonia’s pro-independence movement, the amnesty of political prisoners and a democratic solution to …

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Spanish Court claims €4.5 million from former DIPLOCAT head

Spain’s Court of Auditors estimates, provisionally, that it could seek to claim €4.55 million for alleged irregular spending at DIPLOCAT between 2013 and 2017. DIPLOCAT is an autonomous public-private consortium …

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Two Spanish police officers on trial accused of abusing a Flemish citizen who addressed them in Catalan

Two Spanish Guardia Civil agents face two years in prison for discriminating and harassing a Flemish citizen who addressed them in Catalan at Barcelona airport in December 2019. At the …

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Two Spanish Constitutional Court judges criticise Supreme Court’s sedition sentence

A minority decision given by two judges belonging to Spain’s Constitutional Court has defended the fundamental rights of convicted pro-independence politician Jordi Turull and argues that the sentence of 12 years’ imprisonment and disqualification from …

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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 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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MEPs call out Spain’s self-interest in reform proposal for EU arrest warrants

The pressure from Spain to amend the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) system and introduce the possibility of automatic extradition for crimes against the constitutional integrity of states which involve violence has today prompted …

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Catalan News

Far-right events with neo-Nazi symbols held to mark Spanish Constitution Day

Tension as Vox rallies are faced by antifascists, while Barcelona local council will report them before hate crimes prosecutor Several events organized by far-right Vox party were held in some …

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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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