Spain: trial of Catalonian leaders imperils human rights

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El Nacional

The Catalan case reaches the Bundestag

The case of Catalonia has reached the Bundestag. Political party Die Linke has tabled a motion in the lower house of the German parliament, asking the government of Angela Merkelto work …

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El Nacional

41 French senators call for France and the EU to intervene in the Catalan conflict

Forty-one French senators from different political groups have issued a call for the respect of fundamental rights and freedoms in Catalonia. The unprecedented text that they have written condemns the …

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El Nacional

Cuixart and Forcadell deal prosecutors a knock-out blow

The third week of the Catalan independence trial started today with the last defendants taking the stand. Jordi Cuixart dismantled the public prosecutors’ arguments; they then didn’t even bother to try to …

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Catalan News

UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues: ‘Non-violent political dissent should not give rise to criminal charges’

Fernand de Varennes expresses “concern” for the charges of rebellion against Catalan political figures and protesters

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Vilaweb

What will happen in Catalonia in 2019?

Long prison sentences for political prisoners could inflame conflict with Spain again, and might force snap elections soon after local and European ones.

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El Nacional

What’s gone rotten in Spain, according to John Carlin

“There is something very rotten in the Spanish judicial system.” This is what Anglo-Spanish writer and journalist John Carlin told the programme El Suplement on public station Catalunya Ràdio this Saturday. …

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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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Vilaweb

[INTERVIEW] Carles Puigdemont: “There are at least two million Spaniards who want to stop being Spanish”

VilaWeb meets the exiled President for an in-depth interview about how he sees the future Catalan Republic

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El Nacional

Ten days of hunger strike: insomnia and weight loss of up to 7kg

The Catalan political prisoners on hunger strike are in good physical condition “in general terms”. That was the announcement this Monday by their spokesperson, Pilar Calvo, ten days after Jordi …

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Vilaweb

MEP urges Tajani to speak up following hunger strike by Catalan political prisoners

“Crimes amount to allowing people to vote to determine their own future” says Matt Carthy from Sinn Féin

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