Catalan political prisoners

Amnesty International calls for the "immediate" release of Sànchez and Cuixart

The organization condemns their imprisonment on the eve of the one-year anniversary of their incarceration

Supreme Court denies release of Catalan political prisoners: pre-trial detention “doesn’t depend on political climate”

The Spanish court argues that “the distress of their families doesn’t provide sufficient grounds for their release”

Supreme Court denies Jordi Cuixart’s release once more

The Spanish court rules that the circumstances of the grassroots pro-independence leader have not changed

Partner of Catalan political prisoner calls for broad mobilization in the event of a conviction

Txell Bonet: "Jordi always tells me: when you see that they add up all the sentences and a three-digit number appears in the newspapers, don't be scared"

Forcadell joins challenge against all five judges slated to try independence case

She argues that they cannot guarantee a “fair” trial because they were involved in the pre-trial examination process


According to Sànchez, some political actors are “emotionally blocked” and he is determined to write, read and help to draft the pro-independence camp’s new strategy

Passion against decline

The only items are a democratic passion, majorities and respect for the truth

Transfer and freedom

It bears repeating: nothing will go back to normal until there are no political prisoners left

Barcelona, Madrid Bar Associations: Catalan political prisoners should be moved to Catalonia

The presidents of both associations claim that a transfer would afford the Catalan leaders a better chance to defend themselves

Injustice and dignity

We believe its journalistic and informative value is self-evident, justifying its publication

The images of the Estremera injustice

ARA has had access to footage of Junqueras, Romeva, and Forn behind the walls of the Madrid prison

A crack in the wall

The footage breaks the invisibility forced upon political leaders under unfair punishment

Free the political prisoners

The images are both emotionally harsh and politically necessary

June 1: Splitting up families

The more one uses the word ‘law’, the more outrageous it becomes when one breaks it

A letter to my family, and especially to my mother

I know that you are convinced that neither me nor any of my companions should be in prison

Prison as political tool

Yes, prison had to play a part in our peaceful and democratic struggle

Catalan imprisoned leader Junqueras to ex-PM Felipe González: “I’d love to get out and debate with you”

Depicts independentism as "peaceful, deeply rooted in democracy and essentially republican"

Roberto Saviano and Erri de Luca demand release "of Catalans jailed for their political views"

Along with Daniel Pennac and Jean Marie Laclavetine, they denounce the repression in Catalonia

UN: Jordi Cuixart's partner denounces violation of children's rights due to imprisonment

An international lawyer warns that the political prisoners in Spain set a "dangerous precedent"

Former chief prosecutor of Catalonia: "I’m convinced they’re political prisoners"

José María Mena is adamant that the Catalan independence movement is lawful

From freedom (5)

The Supreme Court's brief erodes the very foundations of political pluralism

From freedom (2)

It is significant that the judge imposed the most extreme measure in consideration of factors which were not even raised by the public prosecutor and against which I was unable to defend myself

Let’s get to work to win back our freedom

We must strive to secure respect for the civil and political rights of all the citizens of Catalonia

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EDICIÓ PAPER 21/01/2021

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