Catalan political prisoners

A verdict that threatens our liberties

They won’t be able to imprison our ideas

The Supreme Court’s verdict is an all-out attack on our liberties and worsens the Catalan problem

Democracy: neither tried nor convicted

Catalonia’s independence movement has not been defeated and it won’t be

Council of Europe mission to probe situation of Catalan political prisoners in fact-finding visit to Madrid, Barcelona

On Tuesday a memorandum was published questioning the notion of violence used in the trial of the Catalan independence leaders

The seed of freedom

From prison, we encourage you not to let the heat of the moment get the better of you

Riots and riot police

All the details are being leaked to the Spanish media despite the gag order issued on the case

European Parliament to submit observations on Oriol Junqueras’ immunity to CJEU

Sassoli accepts MEPs’ request to forward the opinion of the European chamber’s legal service

70.3% of Catalans believe prison and exile are unjust

Catalan government pollster: two thirds of respondents believe rights and liberties have been eroded in Catalonia

Spain’s Supreme Court dismisses fresh appeal for release of Catalan political prisoners

The Supreme Court claims that the independence leaders still pose a flight risk and might reoffend

Spain’s Supreme Court dismisses fresh appeal for release of Catalan political prisoners

The trial is over, yet the court argues that the prisoners still pose a flight risk and might reoffend if released

Jailed Councillor Forn denied leave to attend Barcelona City’s plenary session

Supreme Court presiding judge: decision is “equitable”

ITW concludes case against Catalan independence leaders is “political trial”

International Trial Watch has unveiled its final conclusions on the trial of October 1

UN Group on Arbitrary Detention calls for immediate release of another four Catalan prisoners

This group had already called for the release of Junqueras, Sànchez and Cuixart

Absentees in Strasbourg

By submitting a pre-trial enquiry with the EUCJ, Spain’s Supreme Court is laying down a smokescreen and playing for time

Pep Guardiola: "I am deeply offended that the pro-independence parties do not stand together"

Interview with Pep Guardiola, Manchester City head coach

Puigdemont, Junqueras and Comín’s seats in European Parliament declared "vacant" by Spain’s JEC

The newly-elected MEPs have been stripped of "all their prerogatives” until they pledge their allegiance to the Spanish Constitution

Over 70 MEPs ask EU parliament to urge Spain’s Electoral Commission to “respect the result of the European polls”

They call on the Bureau to ensure that Puigdemont, Comín and Junqueras receive immunity and claim their seats

Oriol Junqueras’ election victory puts Spanish justice to the test

Will the Supreme Court suspend the MEP when he pledges allegiance to the Spanish Constitution?

If what is happening in Spain wasn't happening in Spain ...

We have come from years of Franco-ism in which the idea of homeland was imposed by the force

“F*** you, scumbag!”: PP senator brags about interrupting jailed former MEP Raül Romeva

PP senator Rafael Hernando called the next name on the list while the former Catalan minister was still pronouncing the oath of allegiance to the Constitution

Catalonia’s jailed MPs collect their credentials in the Spanish parliament and senate

Sànchez, Rull and Turull are “certain” that the board of the chamber will not suspend them

Taking the political rights of Catalan prisoners seriously

If done properly, a release on bail would pose no flight risk whatsoever

Witnessing Justice in Catalonia

Once again the problem of justice in Spain is in the balance

False dichotomy

The way in which the October 1 case has proceeded so far inevitably points to a guilty verdict

Jailed ministers and Puigdemont to lodge a complaint with the United Nations for a violation of their political rights

On March 27, the United Nations Human Rights Committee admitted a complaint from Puigdemont

The Supreme Court once again refuses to release Sànchez, Rull and Turull

The court believes there is still a risk they may abscond or reoffend

Human rights vs the snake’s egg

Democracy is about to be put on trial in Catalonia, with the far right and the State working as one, once more

The downfall

Once again in history, Spain is split between the forces of reaction and the forces of change

Truncheons, prisons and humanity

A police officer justifies his actions on 1-O: ”there are no guidelines for the use of truncheons"

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