SNP MP questions UK Govt on whether its silence over Catalan rights is due to Brexit negotiations
Marian Fellows MP: “The UK Government is so desperate, it is allowing democracy in Catalonia to be trampled and even denying the existence of political prisoners to gain Spain’s support in Brexit negotiations”
Raphael 'Tsavkko' Garcia: How Spain has created a diplomatic crisis over Catalonia
Raphael ‘Tsavkko’ Garcia (@Tsavkko_intl), journalist and PhD candidate in Human Rights at University of Deusto, Basque Country, details the various ways in which Spain has taken unprecedented steps to crackdown on the Catalan indy movement, even if it means forging a diplomatic crisis
SNP MP calls for hunger-striking Catalan political prisoners to be freed after meeting Puigdemont
Ronnie Cowan presented the former Catalan President with a recently published Scottish Atlas of Opportunity
SNP MP Ronnie Cowan has called on Catalan political prisoners to be released from jail after meeting exiled former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, and presenting him with a Scottish Atlas.
The MP, who is vice-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on Catalonia, met Puigdemont in London as four of the nine Catalan political prisoners remained on hunger strike, which was announced on 1 December.
MEPs call for release of Catalan political prisoners on hunger strike
Four pro-independence Catalan leaders imprisoned for their role in the 2017 referendum began their hunger strike last week
DOZENS of MEPs have called upon the Spanish state to release Catalan political prisoners with all charges dropped, as four of the jailed leaders continue with a hunger strike.
In the Basque Country post-ETA, Spanish intransigence remains the final barrier to peace
CommonSpace speaks to Ander Larunbe Anderson, international representative of the socialist pro-independence Basque party Sortu, about the challenges ahead for conflict resolution in the Basque Country
IN MAY 2018, the Basque nationalist paramilitary group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA) officially disbanded, almost half a century after first engaging in political violence and just over a year after the group staged a disarmament ceremony in the south of France.
Delegation of UK MPs meet with Catalan political prisoners
“We never imagined that something like this could happen in the European Union,” said SNP MP Gavin Newlands
A DELEGATION of MPs from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Catalonia today [18 September] met with the seven Catalan political prisoners being held at Lledoners prison, awaiting trial for their involvement in the outlawed Catalan independence referendum of 2017.
Catalan President: We can strike a deal with Spain, but no negotiations 'in any circumstances' over freedom of political prisoners
Speaking on the Alex Salmond Show, Torra refused to compromise over demands for the release of Catalan independence leaders, and advocated the abolition of the Spanish monarchy
CATALAN PRESIDENT QUIM TORRA has stated that the Catalan Government will not consider any compromise over its demands that pro-independence political prisoners be released, and articulated his hope that both Catalonia and Spain might one day be republics.
Chris Bambery: The Catalan exiles have won a victory - now let's get them home and the political prisoners out of jail
Chris Bambery, co-author of new book Catalonia Reborn, analyses the decision of the Spanish Supreme Court to drop the European Arrest Warrant’s for exiled Catalan former Ministers, and says campaigning efforts must now be stepped up to get the political prisoners out of jail and let the exiles go home
CLARA PONSATI and the other exiled Catalan leaders, including the former President of Catalunya, Carles Puigdemont, have won a notable victory after Spain withdrew its European Arrest Warrant on charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public money.