The Spanish secret services tried to find Abdelbaki Es Satty an imam post in Barcelona, according to Público newspaper. But he ended up in Ripoll, and had his record wiped so that the local Islamic community and the Catalan police would not know of his radical past.
Sónar 2019 began on Thursday with the likes of Peruvian electro duo Dengue Dengue Dengue and Japanese dance musician Daito Manabe, despite the ongoing riggers protests outside the Sónar Day festival venue.
Acting Spanish president, Pedro Sánchez, admitted on Thursday that the main obstacle to his Socialist party agreeing a coalition government with left-wiing allies, Podemos, is the position on Catalonia adopted by the party's leader, Pablo Iglesias.
The secret services aided Abdelbaki Es Satty in becoming Ripoll’s imam. There he presumably created the terrorist cell behind 2017’s deadly incidents, reports ‘Público’ newspaper. Spanish intelligence also allegedly recruited him as an informant in exchange for not being deported.
Exercising the right to self-determination should be the collective response to a guilty verdict in the trial of Catalan pro-independence leaders prosecuted in Spain's Supreme Court for organizing the 2017 independence referendum.
Spain’s secret service tapped phones and tracked the movements of some cell’s members the week before the deadly attacks. This is according to ‘Público’ newspaper, which yesterday stated that the plot’s mastermind was also a secret service informant. The Madrid government has said it...
One of the most experimental and exciting music festivals in the world kicks off this week in Barcelona. Sónar 2019 will see thousands of people from around the world come to the festival’s venues to enjoy electronic music, techno, and rap, as well as the many creative installations and...