Human Rights Watch

Former Spanish King Finds New Home in UAE

Juan Carlos I Moves to a Country Where Human Rights Conditions Are Dire After two weeks of official silence and media speculation, the whereabouts of former Spanish king Juan Carlos …

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Foreign Policy

Is Spain’s Royal Family Finished?

On Aug. 3, 82-year-old Juan Carlos I, the king of Spain from 1975 to 2014, announced his decision to leave the country because of “public repercussions that certain past events …

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Society for Threatened Peoples

Spyware against Catalan politicians

According to research by the daily newspapers The Guardian and El Pais, controversial spyware of the Israeli provider NSO Group has been found on the mobile phones of two Catalan …

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Online Event Discusses Spain’s Declining Democracy ahead of UPR Follow-up Session

On 15 July 2020, UNPO alongside the Society for Threatened Peoples and the Assemblea Nacional Catalana (ANC) organized the International Digital Roundtable: Civil and Political Liberties at Risk in Spain?. The …

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The Guardian

Phone of top Catalan politician ‘targeted by government-grade spyware’

One of Catalonia’s most senior politicians has been warned his mobile phone was targeted using spyware its makers say is only sold to governments to track criminals and terrorists.

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People's Dispatch

Daniel Gallardo and the Spanish walls

Spain has a long history of jails and penitentiary centers and thousands of social and political prisoners have passed through their walls. Not all of them survived. Since ancient times, …

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The Jacobin

Franco’s Stooges Still Dominate the Spanish Economy

Four decades since Spain’s transition to democracy, nostalgists for the Franco era are sharply resisting calls to topple its monuments and recognize its victims. Their fight to control historical memory …

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Irish Times

CIA files reopen questions about Spain’s state terrorism

Former Spanish prime minister Felipe González is under scrutiny following the publication of CIA documents which appear to link him to death squads that hunted down Basque separatists during his …

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The case of the Catalan political prisoners

One year ago, the UN The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention severely condemned Spain for international human rights violation and demanded the immediate release of the jailed political leaders

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Financial Times

Flawed data casts cloud over Spain’s lockdown strategy

This week Spain reported what should have been cause for huge celebrations: according to the official coronavirus statistics, there were no new deaths in the 48 hours to midday on …

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