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Spanish national day march in Barcelona flops, on eve of Catalan trial verdicts, 12 Oct

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 13th, 2019 at 06:52:55 PM EST
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wut: "preventive prison"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 14th, 2019 at 05:42:47 PM EST
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APsplainin | Spain targets ["]online["] group behind Catalan separatist protest
"Authorities said that three people were arrested and more than 170 others injured, including about 40 police officers and a person who lost an eye, during the clashes well into the early hours of Tuesday between angry protesters and riot police at Barcelona's international airport and elsewhere across the northeastern Spanish region."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Oct 15th, 2019 at 06:13:41 PM EST
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Edinburgh judge releases exiled former minister without travel restrictions
"Ponsatí has been summoned to court on December 12 as part of the ongoing extradition case against her for her allegedly seditious role in the 2017 independence referendum while she was part of the Catalan cabinet."

Extradition hearings for three exiled leaders in Belgium to be held on December 16
"It is the third time the two former ministers have faced an extradition request by Spain over their role in the 2017 independence bid, with the first being withdrawn by the Spanish Supreme Court in December 2017, and the second rejected by Belgium due to 'procedural defects' and 'irregularities.'"

Council of Europe denounces lack of Spanish compliance in judicial independence

The Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO), the institution's anti-corruption monitoring body, calls for "an overall anti-corruption strategy and effective implementation of laws" in the country.
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Indeed, Sánchez was involved in controversy in the build up to the November 10 election when he boasted of controlling the public prosecutor when discussing his attempts to extradite exiled Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont from Belgium.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Nov 17th, 2019 at 03:34:51 AM EST
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