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  • 19-Nov-19: 'Amnesty states Catalan trial verdict against international law'

    ACN | Barcelona
    19 November 2019 08:19 PM
    19-Nov-19: 'Amnesty states Catalan trial verdict against international law'

    The referendum leaders' verdict is against international human rights law. This is the main conclusion of an Amnesty International report released today. The NGO demands the immediate release of the two activists convicted in the Catalan trial.

HIGHLIGHTS


Amnesty International's Senior Policy Advisor Daniel Joloy (by Quim Vallès)

Amnesty warns of ‘chilling effect’ of sedition conviction for independence leaders

Daniel Joloy comments on NGO’s findings after report on Catalan trial raises concerns about...
Image of a press conference at Vicki Bernadet foundation, on November 19, 2019 (by Elisenda Rosanas)

Vicki Bernadet foundation sees 30% rise in child sexual abuse cases in 2019

Coinciding with World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse, organization launches awareness campaign...
Image of a police coach outside Spain's National Court carrying detained pro-independence activists on September 26, 2019 (by Andrea Zamorano)

Court reverses detention orders of pro-independence activists accused of terrorism

Judge still to decide whether to release the four detainees after deciding their defense lacked...

CATALAN TRIAL


Amnesty have said that the verdict is against ''human rights international law'' (by Pool EFE)

Amnesty: referendum leaders' verdict is 'against international human rights law'

NGO concerned about "criminalization" of peaceful protests, which could have "dissuasive effect"...
Amnesty released the full report on Tuesday (by Guifré Jordan)

A rundown of Amnesty's report on jailed leaders

Request for freedom for two activists, criticism of sedition charges and concern surrounding...
Pro-independence activists Jordi Sànchez (right) and Jordi Cuixart arrive in the Supreme Court (by Roger Pi de Cabanyes)

Amnesty International criticizes Supreme Court sentence on independence leaders

Human rights organization calls for immediate release of Sànchez and Cuixart and claims that...

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POLITICS


Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon and Catalan vice president Pere Aragonès (by Catalan government)

Spain vetoed Catalan parliament visit to Scotland before April election

Media report claims Spanish foreign ministry also stopped Scottish business mission to Catalonia...
The Catalan president, Quim Torra, in the dock on November 18, 2019 (by Pere Francesch)

Trial on president for disobedience underway - live updates

Quim Torra faces one-day procedure which could see him barred from office over yellow ribbons...
Image of the courtroom minutes before the beginning of the disobedience trial on President Torra, on November 18, 2019 (by Pere Francesch)

Electoral authority 'had no right' to order banner's removal, president claims in court

Quim Torra admits he "disobeyed" but says official instruction to take down symbols supporting...

SOCIETY


Exiled rapper Valtònyc in Brussels on September 16, 2019 (by Nazaret Romero)

European Court of Human Rights dismisses rapper Valtònyc's case

Musician was sentenced to prison for slander in his lyrics, but avoided jail by going into exile...
The Ukranian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov (by Alan Ruiz Terol)

Oleg Sentsov dismisses Russia's terrorism charges as 'fabricated'

Ukrainian filmmaker was in Barcelona for EU event but preferred to leave opinions about jailed...

BUSINESS


A user of the virtual reality goggles in Barcelona's Passeig de Gràcia, on November 19, 2019 (by Jordi Bataller)

A virtual stroll down Barcelona's Passeig de Gràcia boulevard

Pilot project unveils mixed reality headset with local information and letting users explore...
Àngels Chacón met Nissan executives in Yokohama (by Departament d'Empresa)

Business delegation aims to sell Catalonia in Japan

Ministers visit Tokyo and Yokohama to meet Nissan executives, boost trade and attract more...
Relat has assured that the Mobile World Congress will go ahead (by Aina Martí)

Fira Barcelona head guarantees that Mobile World Congress will stay in city

Despite the recent political and societal turmoil in Barcelona, Pau Relat is adamant that the...

MOST POPULAR


Group of States Against Corruption call for improvements regarding the "appointment system" of top judiciary jobs

With counting still underway, ERC again wins in Catalonia with 13 seats, with far-left CUP entering Spain's Congress for first time with 2 MPs

Quim Torra admits he "disobeyed" but says official instruction to take down symbols supporting jailed leaders was "illegal" and contravened freedom of expression

CULTURE


The Catalan superstar Rosalía when receiving one of her Latin Grammys on November 15, 2019 (by Reuters)

Rosalía reigns supreme at Latin Grammys with five awards

Her album won four prizes, whilst her smash hit 'Con altura' also scooped up an award 
Many new celebrities have been sculpted in compromising positions this Christmas (by Aleix Freixas)

All I want for Christmas...is poo

Rosalía, Boris Johnson and Greta Thunberg among latest 'caganers,' anyone's dream Christmas...

LIFE & STYLE


Cirque du Soleil acrobats at Gaudí's Casa Batlló in Barcelona (by Cristina Tomàs White)

Cirque du Soleil's 'Messi 10' acrobats perform at Gaudí's Casa Batlló

Canadian circus company's show will be on in Barcelona until January 2020 before world tour
Heavy snowfall in Espot, northern Catalonia, that fell in November 2019 (by Marta Lluvich)

First snow falls in Catalonia, with more on the way

Catalan Pyrenees awoke on Thursday to the first snowfall of the year, making ski resorts "very...
Members of the band Manel with their new record in hand, 'Per la bona gent' (by Violeta Gumà)

What to do in Catalonia in November

Music festivals are hugely popular in November across Catalonia as is Barcelona’s independent...

SPORTS


Marc and Àlex Márquez celebrate Moto2 win in Malaysia (by Lai Seng Sin/Reuters)

Cervera native Àlex Márquez wins Moto2 title in Malaysia

Catalan rider makes history winning title same year as brother Marc Márquez's 6th MotoGP
93% of AFE members voted for the strike last week in Madrid (by AFE)

Why are female footballers going on strike in Spain's top league?

More than 90% of voting players backed the strike, which will be the first in women’s soccer in...