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‘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.


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. [+]

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)

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. [+]

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) 

AFP /Getty Images


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

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. [+]

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