Tag Archives: Catalan independence

Spain | Protests in Catalonia against Spanish cabinet visit

On December 21 at least 11 people were arrested and 46 injured despite heavy security measures.

The Spanish cabinet’s unprecedented meeting this Friday in Barcelona sparked protests across Catalonia amid heavy security measures. Pro-independence groups saw the meeting as a provocation and called on supporters to take to the streets. Some demonstrators clashed with police and at least 11 people have been arrested and 46 have been injured.

Spain | Spain: Judge drops extradition bids for 6 Catalan fugitives

A Spanish Supreme Court judge on Thursday dropped extradition requests for six politicians wanted on rebellion charges for their roles in promoting independence for Spain’s Catalonia region, including former regional president Carles Puigdemont.

The decision was a major setback for Spain’s legal efforts to crack down on the wealthy Catalan region’s secessionist movement and keeps alive an issue that last year brought Spain’s worst political crisis in four decades.

Spain | Spain lifts financial controls on Catalonia, rules out referendum

Spain’s new Socialist government said on Friday it would lift financial controls on Catalonia as a “gesture of normalisation” towards the separatist-minded region, but insisted an independence referendum was still “out of the question.”

Spain | Catalonia: Pro-independence activist arrested and accused of terrorism

Spain’s Guardia Civil corps launched an operation against the Committees for the Defense of the Republic, a network of pro-independence activists. So far one person has been arrested, charged with rebellion and terrorism, and sent to the Spanish National Court in Madrid.

Spain | Jailed activist proposed as presidential candidate in Catalonia

Largest pro-independence parties resume bid to appoint Jordi Sànchez following UN’s call on Spain to respect his political rights.

Jordi Sànchez, a Catalan activist jailed since mid-October, has been proposed as presidential candidate by the parliament speaker Roger Torrent. Sànchez’s first bid for office was blocked by the Spanish judiciary a month ago.