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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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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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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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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