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Dolors Feliu über die Auswirkung der Wahlen auf die Unabhängigkeitsbewegung

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Media Freedom Rapid Response

Terrorism investigation into Catalan journalist raises concerns ahead of elections

Journalists and media freedom organisations express concern over the investigation for terrorism of Catalan journalist Jesús Rodríguez Sellés, now residing in Switzerland.

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Politico

European Parliament ex-president broke law by barring Catalan separatists, top court adviser says

Antonio Tajani refused to admit MEPs-elect Carles Puigdemont and Toni Comín for 8 months after the 2019 European election.

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Civic Forum

Joint letter: Solidarity for Activists in Catalonia Accused of Terrorism

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, express our urgent concerns regarding the restrictions on the right to peaceful assembly in Spain and call on the authorities to protect fundamental freedoms. …

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Politico

Puigdemont asks Brussels to look into Spanish judiciary’s impartiality

The Catalan separatist MEPs accuse Spain’s General Council of the Judiciary of violating ‘basic standards of the rule of law.’

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New Internationalist

Spies, damned spies

Bethany Rielly explores the chilling impact of the Spanish state’s intrusive surveillance tactics against Catalan civil society. Is there a chance of justice?

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PACE

Five member states must investigate spyware abuse, says PACE

Citing “mounting evidence” that spyware has been used for illegitimate purposes by several Council of Europe member states, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has urged five …

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The National

Scotland desperately needs its own National Assembly like Catalonia’s

IT’S six years since Catalonia held its referendum on self-determination. At the time, I, as chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Catalonia, and other parliamentary members – including Hywel Williams …

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Politico

Spanish prosecutors call for new arrest warrant for Catalan separatists

The news comes less than a month after the EU’s General Court ruled to strip the MEPs of their immunity.

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Politico

Spain’s far-right leader threatens long-term occupation of Catalonia

Far-right leader Santiago Abascal on Tuesday predicted that tensions between Spain and the dormant Catalan separatist movement would be revived and “become much worse” if his Vox party and the …

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