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In Britain, Catalan Separatist Leaders Would Likely Be Investigated For Riot And False Imprisonment, Not "Sedition"

COMPARISON: The word "sedition" brings to mind mutiny, treason and treachery, preferably against a monarch. In the 1992 film Last of the Mohicans, for example, one character, Colonel Munro, expresses his anger at the suggestion of som... (Read full story).
22 Oct 13:51
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Puigdemont Does Not Declare Independence Of Catalonia, Announces Debate On "Liquidation Of Our Self-Government"

NEWS: The First Minister of Catalonia did not declare the independence of Catalonia immediately on Saturday night, after the Spanish Prime Minister announced he would seek Senate approval to sack the entire regional government e... (Read full story).

21 Oct 21:19

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Speaker Of Catalan Parliament Blasts Rajoy's "Flagrant Unconstitutionality" And Vows To Defend Chamber

NEWS: The Speaker of the Catalan Parliament, Carme Forcadell, said in a "solemn" statement shortly before 8 p.m. on Saturday evening that separatists would not take "one step backwards" after Mariano Rajoy announced earlier in t... (Read full story).

21 Oct 19:58

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Rajoy To Use Article 155 To Sack Entire Catalan Government And Hold New Regional Elections Within 6 Months

NEWS: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced that his central government would use Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution to sack the entire Catalan regional government and force new elections in the region within six m... (Read full story).

21 Oct 13:25

Catalan Regional Health Authority Now Rejects "Injured" To Describe More Than 1,000 "Attended To" On October 1

NEWS: The regional health ministry in Catalonia (Salut) published new data on Friday on the number of people "attended to" on October 1 and in the three days following the illegal independence vote. Two days after the vote an... (Read full story).

20 Oct 20:08

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People Power Doesn't Move Markets In Separatist Protest

NEWS: The leading separatist organisations, Omnium Cultural and the Catalan National Assembly, called on supporters to withdraw cash from the five main banks in the region on Friday morning. In WhatsApp and Twitter messages p... (Read full story).

20 Oct 11:56

Judge Orders Civil Guard To Enter Catalan Police Communications Centre To Seize Vote Phone Recordings

NEWS: The High Court in Catalonia confirmed in a brief statement that an investigating judge in Lleida (Catalonia) had ordered the Civil Guard to enter the Catalan Police (Mossos) communications centre in the city to seize polic... (Read full story).

19 Oct 12:22

Spanish Government To Activate Article 155 Process To Suspend Home Rule In Catalonia, Moncloa Confirms

NEWS: The central government is to activate the Article 155 process to suspend home rule in Catalonia, a spokesman for Moncloa, the Spanish Prime Minister's confirmed to The Spain Report on Thursday morning. This is the first... (Read full story).

19 Oct 10:20

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In Remand Decision, Judge Clear On Seditious Nature Of Separatist Leaders' Actions, Risk Of Flight Or Obstruction

DEEP SPAIN: The full 15-page ruling issued on Monday night by Carmen Lamela, the investigating judge at the National High Court in Madrid responsible for ordering the imprisonment on remand of ANC chairman Jordi Sánchez and Òmnium Cul... (Read full story).

17 Oct 13:46 IN-DEPTH

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Spanish F-18 Crashes On Take Off From Torrejón Airbase

NEWS: An F-18 fighter jet belonging to 12 Wing of the Spanish Air Force has crashed on take off from Torrejón airbase near Madrid, a spokesman for the Spanish Air Force confirmed to The Spain Report on Tuesday morning. The ai... (Read full story).

17 Oct 11:34

Judge Jails Chairmen Of Catalan National Assembly And Omnium Cultural On Remand In Sedition Investigation

NEWS: National High Court judge Carmen Lamela jailed the chairmen of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), Jordi Sánchez, and Omnium Cultural, Jordi Cuixart, on remand on Monday night, several court reporters tweeted. The men ... (Read full story).

16 Oct 21:22

Prosecutor Asks National High Court Judge To Jail Catalan Police Chief On Remand During Sedition Probe

NEWS: The Public Prosecutor's Office has petitioned Judge Carmela Lamela, investigating charges of sedition in Barcelona on September 20, to jail Catalan Police chief Josep Lluis Trapero on remand, court reporters for Spanish me... (Read full story).

16 Oct 15:31

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Puigdemont Sends Evasive Article 155 Reply To Rajoy

NEWS: After days of expectation and talks with his separatist allies, the First Minister of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, sent an evasive reply to the central government's Article 155 notification, which on Wednesday began the p... (Read full story).

16 Oct 10:20

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CUP Tells Puigdemont To Proclaim The Catalan Republic

NEWS: After the powerful Catalan National Assembly published its request that Carles Puigdemont unsuspend Tuesday's declaration of independence on Thursday night, the minority radical-left party on which Mr. Puigdemont's regiona... (Read full story).

13 Oct 12:42

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ANC Asks Puigdemont To Implement Catalan Republic Now After Rajoy Begins Process To Suspend Home Rule

NEWS: The powerful Catalan National Assembly (ANC), one of the two leading separatist organisations, issued a statement on Thursday night announcing its position on the confusion surrounding what the Catalan First Minister, Carl... (Read full story).

12 Oct 22:39

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Spanish Defence Minister: "Almost" Completely Certain Armed Forces Won't Be Needed In Catalonia

NEWS: The Minister of Defence, María Dolores de Cospedal, caused controversy before Spain's national day celebrations on Thursday by telling a television show she was "almost" certain the central government would not have to use... (Read full story).

12 Oct 17:04

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Spanish Eurofighter Fighter Jet Crashes Near Albacete

NEWS: State broadcaster TVE reported the military aircraft was a Eurofighter returning from the October 12 Spain Day flypast and parade in Madrid. The First Minister of Castilla La Mancha, Emiliano García Page, confirmed on T... (Read full story).

12 Oct 12:49

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Home Rule At Risk: Puigdemont Given One Week To Confirm Catalonia Is Not An Independent Republic

NEWS: Carles Puigdemont has until 10 a.m. on Monday to reply to the central government's formal notification regarding his unconstitutional behaviour related to the Catalan referendum of October 1, a copy of the notification obt... (Read full story).

11 Oct 20:44

Spanish Government Begins Process To Suspend Home Rule In Catalonia After Puigdemont Confusion

NEWS: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced that the central government has moved to take the first step towards suspending home rule in Catalonia on Wednesday morning. "Cabinet has agreed to notify the Catalan gove... (Read full story).

11 Oct 12:00

Rajoy Calls Cabinet Meeting Tomorrow On Catalonia

NEWS: Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaría made a brief statement on the situation in Catalonia on Tuesday evening, announcing that Mariano Rajoy had called an extraordinary cabinet meeting for tomorrow morni... (Read full story).

10 Oct 22:30

Spain Confused After Puigdemont "Assumes Mandate" For Independence But Proposes Parliament Suspend It

NEWS: The First Minister of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, appeared to announce a declaration of independence in the Catalan Parliament on Tuesday, before immediately appearing to suspend it, leaving politicians and journalists a... (Read full story).

10 Oct 19:14