Spain: trial of Catalonian leaders imperils human rights

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CommonSpace

The National Question in the 21st Century

CommonSpace editor Ben Wray introduces CommonSpace’s special week of coverage on international movements for self-determination by arguing that, contrary to popular theorists of globalisation on the left and right, the …

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The Times of London

British police chief rejects claim Catalan separatists were violent

The findings of Sir Hugh Orde, a former chief constable with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and expert on public order, contradict the narrative presented by the prosecution …

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Salon

Exclusive (2): Catalan independence leader Carles Puigdemont on reinventing nationalism in a new century

From exile in Belgium, Catalan president talks about reinventing democracy after “right” and “left” have collapsed.

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Nederlands Juristencomité voor de Mensenrechten

NJCM-trial observation: Catalan separatists and protest leaders, Supreme Court in Madrid

At the request of International Trial Watch Jelle Klaas, NJCM’s Litigation director and human rights lawyer, observed the trials of some of the Catalan separatists and protest leaders before the Supreme Court …

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Salon

Exclusive: Catalan independence leader Carles Puigdemont on the future of Spain and Europe

Carles Puigdemont led Catalonia’s 2017 attempt to break away from Spain. He wants Americans to understand why.

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The Independent

Wives of Catalan leaders on trial speak out: ‘All we can do is keep supporting them’

For the loved ones of the 12 Catalan separatists on trial at the Supreme Court in Madrid, this distance is both a painful metaphor and proof of what they insist …

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The Real News Network

Spain Struggles for its Identity as Catalan Independence Leaders Face Trial

The trial against 12 Catalan independence leaders exposes the extent to which Spain’s status as a coherent nation-state is being questioned. The governing socialist party is now feeling the consequences …

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The Globe Post

Catalan Separatists on Trial Pay Price for Spain’s Crude Transition to Democracy

Watching the trials of the Catalan independentists now taking place at Spain’s highest court in Madrid, I have been reminded again and again of a scene from director Hal Ashby’s …

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The Telegraph

Catalans on trial: The EU has got Madrid’s back, no matter how hard police hit civilians

Despite holding democracy as one of its core values, the bloc’s reaction to the Catalonian calls for self-determination shows Brussels’ unwillingness to stand by this principle.

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The Washington Post

It’s not just Catalan separatists. Democracy is also on trial in Spain.

Tensions on all sides are high in Spain as the trial of the century gets underway this week, with a dozen Catalan leaders facing charges of rebellion and sedition for promoting a …

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