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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) 

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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

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. [+]

Catalan government will report to Brussels Madrid’s massive cash withdrawal from Catalan banks on October 2

Sunday, 14 october 2018 | ARA
The financial warfare waged against Catalonia’s independence bid is the subject of debate in the Catalan parliament

Spain yet to launch ‘systemic investigation’ into 'excessive police force' during referendum

Sunday, 30 september 2018 | ACN
Human Rights Watch regrets that one year after the vote, the Spanish government offers "no response" to calls for independent enquiry

Aamer Anwar: “Spain has set a trap for Catalonia”

Wednesday, 19 september 2018 | VILAWEB
An interview with the lawyer for Catalan minister Clara Ponsatí

‘You cannot solve a constitutional crisis with the penal code’

Tuesday, 18 september 2018 | EUROZINE
Spanish and Catalan nationalisms are to a large extent mirror images, argues historian Luka Lisjak Gabrijelčič; the clash between them represents a battle between competing ideas of sovereignty, and makes the Catalan dispute so important for wider European debates.


Monday, 10 september 2018
    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 point a referendum on independence. The same view was voiced by some of the better informed international observers. The Spanish government, however, remained inflexible in denying Catalans the right to express themselves through a vote. After all the efforts made to that end had failed, a referendum was called unilaterally by the Catalan government. [+]

Col·lectiu Emma - Explaining Catalonia

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