Turkey sentences 4 journalists to life in prison, releases and indicts another

Istanbul, February 16, a Turkish court handed life sentences to Ahmet Altan, an internationally recognized novelist and former chief editor for the shuttered daily Taraf; Mehmet Altan, an academic, columnist, and TV More »

Pro-Syrian Gov’t Forces to Enter Afrin ‘Within Hours’ – State Media

While Damascus has yet to comment on the information, a YPG official previously debunked claims that the Syrian army is set to enter the battle in Afrin. Syrian state television channel Ikhbariya More »

Un dirigeant communiste élu Premier ministre du Népal

Après la victoire électorale écrasante de l’alliance de gauche, le leader du Parti communiste marxiste-léniniste unifié (CPN-UML), KP Sharma Oli, assumera aujourd’hui le poste de Premier ministre du Népal en remplacement de More »

Supporter of Donbas falls into danger in Russia

The Migration Department of the Police of St. Petersburg is going to expel the supporter of the Donetsk peoples republic for the opposition activities in Russia. Irina Vorontsova is a citizen of More »

Turkey carries out suspected gas attack in Syria’s Afrin: Reports

Turkey’s military carried out a suspected gas attack that wounded six people in Syria’s Afrin region on Friday, a medical source and a monitor said. Jiwan Mohammad, the general director of the More »

 

Spain | Pro-Independence Parties Win Majority in Catalonia Elections, A Blow to Madrid

Pro-independence parties have won an absolute majority in elections in the Spanish region of Catalonia, dealing a blow to the Spanish government under Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

The election was called after Madrid sacked the Catalan government and arrested many secessionist leaders, after they tried to declare independence following a disputed referendum in October.

Spain | Catalonia: “We Are the Republic!”

Barcelona, November 11: 750,000 people demonstrate behind two banners: “Release the Political Prisoners! And, above all: “We Are the Republic!”

It was the Catalan Republic that was in the streets on November 11, against all odds.

Workers, unemployed, retired, youth, small farmers and merchants … they came from all over Catalonia in response to the call of the Committees for the Defense of the Republic. These CDRs first formed as Committees for the Defense of the Referendum to ensure the holding of the referendum on October 1 against the Francoist monarchy, which had announced that it was forbidding the Catalan people to vote.

Spain | Catalans in Barcelona March for Freedom of Jailed Leaders

Catalans take to the street for the sixth time since its independence declaration was suspended by the Spanish government.

Thousands in Barcelona joined a march to demand the release of several former Catalan officials and independence activists who protesters describe as political prisoners.

Spain | Catalonia Sees Second General Strike In A Month

Unions, civic organizations and political parties sign up to stoppage demanding release of imprisoned Catalan officials

Catalonia sees its second general strike in just over a month on Wednesday, November 8, after the Spanish Superior Court in Catalonia ruled on Tuesday that the stoppage could go ahead. It is the second such protest in little more than a month, after the successful general strike on October 3 to protest Spanish police brutality during the October 1 referendum.

Spain | Carles Puigdemont bailed pending Brussels ruling

A Belgian judge has released the ousted Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, and four of his ministers on bail after a hearing lasting more than 10 hours.

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