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Exiled Catalan government minister moves to Scotland after fleeing rebellion and sedition charges in Spain

Friday, 16 march 2018 | INDEPENDENT
Clara Ponsati faces arrest if she returns to Spain following last year’s illegal independence referendum

The way we are

Friday, 16 march 2018 | CATALONIA TODAY
PHOTO: Lluís Romero. Arxiu

Pre-trial detention is measure of last resort, says UN Human Rights Commission

Thursday, 8 march 2018
High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein also "dismayed by use of violence" during October 1 referendum

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Catalan politician Anna Gabriel defies court summons

Sunday, 25 february 2018 | BBC News
Catalan pro-independence politician Anna Gabriel has said she will not go before a court in Madrid this week.

The tensions of a Catalan independence supporter

Sunday, 18 february 2018 | ARA
All the feedback coming from Spain reinforces intransigence

Why your next read should be from Catalonia

Wednesday, 14 february 2018
OZY (THE DAILY DOSE  ) FEB 04 2018   By Lauren Cocking     Since the recent vote for Catalan independence resulted in an overwhelming cry to “leave,” the world’s gaze has been cast upon the Spanish region of Catalonia. But it’s slim pickings for English-language readers looking for literary insight into this fascinating, independent-minded culture, with translations of Catalan masterpieces woefully sparse. And for every regularly translated Montserrat Roig, Quim Monzó or Jaume Cabré — the latter of whom Catalan scholar Montserrat Lunati considers to be “possibly the best novelist in Catalan right now” — you’ve got a Max Besora, Albert Pijuan or Maria Guasch, who’ve been recognized for producing some of the best books of 2017, but have yet to see their works published in English. [+]

“It is outrageous to have political prisoners in Europe,” says UN expert

Sunday, 11 february 2018 | ACN
Victims of Spain’s police violence, international experts and MEPs demand the EU to speak out over Catalan political situation

Catalan independence leaders to appeal to UN over 'unlawful imprisonment'

Sunday, 4 february 2018 | THE GUARDIAN
Lawyers for three men present submissions to UN working group on arbitrary detention

Spain risks downgrade to 'flawed democracy' over Catalonia: think tank

Thursday, 1 february 2018 | AGENCE FRANCE PRESS
AGENCE FRANCE PRESS   (31-01-2018)     Spain risks being downgraded from a "full democracy" to a "flawed" one over its handling of Catalonia's secession crisis, a research group that compiles an influential annual democracy ranking warned Wednesday. The country's score dropped from 8.30 to 8.08 in the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) 2017 Democracy Index due to "its attempt to stop by force Catalonia's illegal referendum on independence on October 1 and its repressive treatment of pro-independence politicians. [+]


Col·lectiu Emma - Explaining Catalonia

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