Tag Archives: Spain

UK authorities have just provided the perfect reason why Assange’s extradition should end

A UK authority may have just provided the perfect reason for dismissing the US extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Court hearing At a 21 October court hearing, Assange’s lawyers made it clear to district judge Vanessa Baraitser that … Continue reading

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Julian Assange’s lawyers were placed under surveillance. But that’s not the whole story.

A private security company organised 24/7 surveillance of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during his stay at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. This included confidential meetings between Assange and members of his legal team. The surveillance was provided directly to the … Continue reading

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Julian Assange eviction plot exposed, involving at least four countries

Evidence has come to light of a deal to evict WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The deal involves collusion from several countries. And if the plan goes ahead, it could see Assange forced out of … Continue reading

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Puigdemont appeals for international help to restore democracy in Catalonia

Britain’s youngest MP, Mhairi Black, has damned the EU for doing nothing about Madrid’s controversial response to the recent Catalan independence referendum. And she says “we should all be outraged”. A Belgian judge, meanwhile, has released Catalan President Carles Puigdemont … Continue reading

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Spanish ‘inquisition’ document blames Julian Assange and Yoko Ono for independence vote

As Catalan President Carles Puigdemont spoke at a press conference in Brussels, details emerged of a Madrid document that partly blames the current crisis in Spain on a number of well known people from around the world. The Spanish government … Continue reading

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Catalan independence is declared. Experts argue that direct rule by Madrid is illegal.

The government of Catalonia has now declared independence from Spain, in a move that’s likely to shake Europe to its core. The vote for independence was by a huge majority of 70 for to 10 against; although the opposition boycotted the … Continue reading

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Spanish minister tells BBC that police violence is ‘fake news’, but 155 videos show otherwise

BBC host Andrew Marr interviewed Spain’s Foreign Minister, Alfonso Dastis, on his show on 22 October. He asked the minister about the police violence that took place in Catalonia during its recent independence referendum. And astonishingly, Dastis responded by suggesting that much … Continue reading

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