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IADL calls for release of Catalan political prisoners

Wednesday, 5 december 2018
IADL 3 Dec 2018   The International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) rejects and condemns the repressive action undertaken by the Spanish government against some pro-independence figures in Catalonia. IADL calls for the immediate release of Catalan political prisoners, who have been held in pre-trial detention since October 2017 and demands the revocation of the arrest warrants issued against other personalities, who have at this time been forced into exile. IADL requests both the Spanish government and the pro-independence parties to resume talks and revive a fruitful dialogue in order to achieve a peaceful solution of the Catalan issue, in the framework of existing current national, European and international law. [+]

Spain: 2 Catalan Separatists Start Hunger Strike in Prison

Sunday, 2 december 2018 | NYT
NYT By The Associated Press Dec. 1, 2018                     BARCELONA, Spain — Two leaders of Catalonia's separatist movement who have spent the last year in prison started a hunger strike on Saturday to protest what they claim is the unfair treatment by Spanish courts. Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Turull, regional lawmakers in northeastern Catalonia, said in a statement distributed by the Catalan government that "we will never give up on our right to a fair trial. [+]

Katalanische Politiker treten in unbefristeten Hungerstreik

Sunday, 2 december 2018 | STERN
Zwei der inhaftierten Anführer der katalanischen Unabhängigkeitsbewegung sind am Wochenende in den Hungerstreik getreten. Der ehemalige Minister Jordi Turull und der Aktivist Jordi Sánchez wollten damit nicht nur auf ihr Schicksal aufmerksam machen.

Ein Foto der zum Teil seit mehr als einem Jahr inhaftierten Katalanen im Innenhof des Gefängnisses Lledoners. Der erste und dritte von links sind in einen Hungerstreik getreten: Jordi Sànchez, Oriol Junqueras, Jordi Turull, Joaquim Forn, Jordi Cuixart, Josep Rull and Raul Romeva (v.l.n.r.).
©Maria Vernet / Omnium Cultural
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How dare Spain of all nations try to lecture Britain about democracy

Wednesday, 28 november 2018 | DAILY MAIL
Spain has threatened to block the Brexit deal if it does not get a veto over how any future trade deal applies to Gibraltar (pictured) 

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Spain: Open Letter: End the arbitrary pre-trial detention of social leader Mr. Jordi Cuixart

Saturday, 24 november 2018 | OMCT
OMCT (World Organisation Against Torture)   22-11-2018     To: Mr. Pedro Sánchez Castejón President of the Government of Spain Ms. María José Segarra Spanish Attorney General Mr. Francisco Fernández Marugán Spanish Ombudsman   Geneva, November 22, 2018   Re: End the arbitrary pre-trial detention of social leader Mr. Jordi Cuixart   Dear Messrs. Sánchez Castejón and Fernández Marugán, Dear Ms. [+]

Spain Digs Up Its Past

Sunday, 18 november 2018 | Foreign Affairs
Image: Javier Barbancho/Reuters
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Puigdemont: Wir müssen vorsichtig sein

Tuesday, 13 november 2018 | Der Nordschleswiger
Der Nordschleswiger   06-11-2018   Martxelo Otamendi   Ein Interview mit dem Separatistenführer Carles Puigdemont, der die Unabhängigkeit Kataloniens weiterhin nicht aufgegeben hat. Carles Puigdemont (geboren in Amer, Katalonien, 1962) widmete sich zunächst dem Journalismus, wurde dann Bürgermeister in Girona und endete schließlich im Palast der Generalitat, dem Parlament Kataloniens. Jetzt, wo der Druck der Medien geringer geworden ist, hat er seinen Hauptsitz ins Haus der Republik in der friedlichen Stadt Waterloo in Belgien verlegt. [+]

Editorial: Catalonians on trial

Sunday, 4 november 2018 | DAILY TIMES
Daily Times, November  4th 2018.     Spain’s Supreme Court is gearing up to put the former Catalan leadership on trial; which was ousted following the Centre’s annulment of last year’s independence declaration and subsequent snap polls in the northeast region. Some 18 politicians will be in the dock, excluding then President Carles Puigdemont who remains in self-imposed exile. All face possible charges of rebellion; carrying a custodial term of up to 25 years. [+]

SPANIEN - JUSTIZ WIE ZUR FRANCO-DIKTATUR: 25 JAHRE GEFÄNGNIS FÜR ORIOL JUNQUERAS?

Sunday, 4 november 2018
BERLINER TAGESZEITUNG   02-11-2018 Die spanische Staatsanwaltschaft hat bis zu 25 Jahre Haft für einige Führungsfiguren der katalanischen Unabhängigkeitsbewegung gefordert. In einem am Freitag veröffentlichten Schreiben an den Obersten Gerichtshof erklärte die Anklage, sie fordere für zwölf katalanische Anführer Haftstrafen zwischen sieben und 25 Jahren wegen Rebellion oder Missbrauchs öffentlicher Gelder im Zusammenhang mit der versuchten Abspaltung Kataloniens im Oktober 2017. [+]

España se autodestruirá en 5, 4, 3,…

Sunday, 21 october 2018 | Diario16
Diario16 18-10-2018     XAVIER DÍEZ     Imagino que no soy el único que creció con la impagable ironía de las historias de Mortadelo y Filemón, Agentes de información. Para mi generación, ambos personajes eran los protagonistas de la mejor parodia que jamás se haya dibujado sobre los superhéroes y las historias de espías. La creación de Francisco Ibáñez describía el país de la chapuza, la chabacanería o la estupidez glorificada que caracterizaba, sin duda, a la España de los sesenta y los setenta. [+]


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SEPTEMBER 11, 2018: TAKING STOCK IN CATALONIA

    A year ago, almost to the day, Col·lectiu Emma warned about an escalation of the conflict between Spain and Catalonia and argued for a negotiated solution involving at some ... [+]

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