political prisoners

Democratic tsunami. The strength of the people in the sentence of the Catalan case

Democratic Tsunami. The organized movement against the sentence in the Catalan case of the consultation on independence on October 1 (1-O) is defined as nonviolent and by civil disobedience. Today’s covers of the main Spanish media and surely some international…

Spanish nationalism loses the plot

The English nationalism unleashed by Brexit is not the same as the Spanish nationalism unleashed by the Catalan crisis. Not yet. Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte for openDemocracy 14 October 2019 Imagine if what just happened in Spain, happened here. Imagine…

UN demands the immediate release of Catalan political prisoners in Spain

Catalonia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Alfred Bosch, asks the Spanish authorities to comply with the Working Group’s decision In an official statement, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions demands the immediate release of three of the Catalan political prisoners. The UN Working Group,…

Catalonia: a year on, political prisoners go unnoticed by the rest of the world

Georgina Blakeley, The Open University for The Conversation After an unofficial referendum in October 2017, the pro-independence political parties in the Catalan parliament unilaterally declared independence from Spain. In response, the Spanish government invoked Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution…

Institutional statements on the occasion of the pronouncements made by the Attorney General’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office towards political prisoners

President of the Parliament of Catalonia, Roger Torrent i Ramió The request for sentences made today by the Public Prosecutor’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office in the indictment against the defendants in relation to the referendum of 1 October…

“Milagro Sala will spend Christmas at home”

One day after the Supreme Court of Argentina agreed to the ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which demanded that the Argentinean justice and the national government provide, as a minimum, the house arrest of Milagro Sala in…

Argentinians in Spain consider Macri to be ‘persona no grata’ in Madrid

In a ‘Manifesto’ issued on February 21st an association of Argentinians in Spain has criticized the reception offered to Argentine President Mauricio Macri by the State and local authorities of Madrid. Enrique Borcel (President of the Spanish-Argentine Council) said, “due…

A new chapter in the persecution of popular leaders

Press Release by the Committee for Milagro Sala’s Freedom Yesterday, with the arrest warrant that the judge Martinez de Giorgi ordered for the President of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, Hebe de Bonafini, we have witnessed in a new…

Argentina: 100 murals for Milagro Sala’s freedom

The Argentinian neighbourhood association, Tupac Amaru, whose founder, Milagro Sala, is in jail on trumped-up political charges, launched a new non-violent campaign last weekend to protest against her unjust detention. The campaign uses a classical measure in Argentinian social life…

Uzbekistan: Free Political Prisoners on Constitution Day

(Paris, December 6, 2012) – The Uzbek government should unconditionally release all of its political prisoners on the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the country’s constitution on December 8, 2012, human rights groups said today. Freeing the country’s many…