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Microsoft says that Catalans are among victims of government espionage

A number of Catalans have been victims of espionage carried out by “government agencies” tech company Microsoft has revealed. In a post in one of its blogs on Thursday, the firm said …

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Amnesty International warns: Catalan pardons won’t end the rights violations

Amnesty International has warned in a very forceful statement aimed at Spain that even if the Spanish government grants pardons to the Catalan political prisoners, “the human rights violations persist”. However, the coordinator of …

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Catalan News

Ex-UN body chair hopes Human Rights court will rule against Spain in Catalan leaders’ case

The former head of a United Nations body expects the European Court of Human Rights to rule against Spain in a string of legal appeals presented by Catalonia’s jailed pro-independence …

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Exile fights, exile wins

I’m sure everyone is well aware that last week the European General Court (EGC) granted a temporary injunction to President Carles Puigdemont and Ministers and MEPs Toni Comín and Clara Ponsatí against …

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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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