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Als Terroristin verfolgt

Sunday, 30 december 2018 | JungeWelt

Tamara Carrasco setzt sich für unabhängiges Katalonien ein. Sie wurde verhaftet und sitzt seit Monaten im Hausarrest

Gegen die spanische Zentralgewalt: Demonstration vor einem Abstimmungslokal während des Unabhängigkeitsreferendums am 1. Oktober 2017 in Sant Julià de Ramis


Foto: Albert Gea/REUTERS 


Catalan separatists appeal to UN rights body in Geneva

Saturday, 29 december 2018
Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and five other separatist leaders from the region have appealed to the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva, denouncing what they call the “suspension” of their political rights by Spanish authorities.


‘I’m in jail for fulfilling the mandate expressed by Catalan society’

Saturday, 29 december 2018

Interview: Imprisoned politician Josep Rull awaits trial for rebellion


Jailed Catalan Speaker Forcadell appeals to European court

Friday, 28 december 2018
Carme Forcadell was the speaker of the Catalan parliament until January - but has spent almost nine months in prison.


Catalan political crisis 'should speak to all democrats'

Friday, 28 december 2018
JOAQUIM Forn was Catalonia’s interior minister until he was arrested for his role in the October 2017 independence referendum. He has been in jail since.

International Trial Watch: experts set up platform to supervise Catalonia’s independence trial

Friday, 28 december 2018 | VILAWEB
International observers will determine if the right to defense and impartial trial are respected


Catalan Hunger Strikers Send Message to European Leaders

Friday, 28 december 2018
NYT By REUTERS 17-12-2018 Four jailed Catalan separatist leaders currently on hunger strike sent letters to more than 40 European heads on Monday to protest what they see as mistreatment by the Spanish courts. The dispute between Catalonia's independence-seeking regional government and Madrid has worsened in recent weeks as negotiations have reached an impasse. Pro-independence protests are planned across Catalonia on Friday. "We suffer from a judicial process that severely violates our fundamental rights, including the right to the presumption of innocence," the Catalan leaders wrote in the letter, which was sent to more than 40 European heads of state and government. [+]

Spaniens Richter tanzen nach der Pfeife der Politiker

Sunday, 16 december 2018
Wegen fragwürdiger Anklagen, Urteile und Ernennungen gerät die spanische Justiz zunehmend ins Zwielicht. Die politischen Parteien haben zu grossen Einfluss auf die Ernennung der Richter.

«Gerechtigkeit!» Spaniens Justiz gerät ins Zwielicht, etwa durch die Kehrtwende des obersten Gerichts im Fall der Grundbuchgebühren. (Bild: Susana Vera / Reuters)

AP Interview: Catalan separatists on hunger strike speak out

Sunday, 16 december 2018 | APNews
In this undated photo provided by Catalan language association Omnium Cultural, showing jailed Catalan separatist leaders posing for a photo inside Lledoners jail in Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, 50 kms from Barcelona, Spain, with left to right; Jordi Sanchez, Oriol Junqueras, Jordi Turull, Joaquim Forn, Jordi Cuixart, Josep Rull and Raul Romeva. Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Turull, have been in a medical ward since Friday Dec. 14, 2018, as the hunger strike by the group of Catalan politicians enters its third week and begins to take a toll on their health, but they say their upcoming treason trial will allow them to peacefully promote their cause for independence from Spain. (Maria Vernet/Omnium Cultural via AP)

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. [+]

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