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Police in Catalonia Oust Pro-Independence Protesters 13 Nov 2019

Police in Catalonia Oust Pro-Independence Protesters

Spanish police on Wednesday cleared out scores of protesters supporting Catalan independence who had trapped around 500 vehicles while blocking a major highway for more than 15 hours.

Spanish Court Reactivates Warrant for Three Catalan Separatist Leaders 05 Nov 2019

Spanish Court Reactivates Warrant for Three Catalan Separatist Leaders

Spain’s Supreme Court has reactivated a European arrest warrant for three of the Catalan leaders who fled Spain after taking part in a failed independence bid in 2017, a lawyer for the accused said on Tuesday.

Jailed Catalan Separatist Makes New Bid to Run for Office 12 Mar 2018

Jailed Catalan Separatist Makes New Bid to Run for Office

Lawyers for a prominent Catalan secessionist being held in a Madrid jail have made another request to Spain’s Supreme Court for him to be allowed to attend a plenary session in the northeastern region’s parliament. Separatist Catalan lawmakers want a vote on electing Jordi Sanchez as president of Catalonia, but the Supreme Court last week […]

Catalan Leader Puigdemont Faces Belgian Extradition Hearing 04 Dec 2017

Catalan Leader Puigdemont Faces Belgian Extradition Hearing

TEHRAN  – Axed Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont faces an extradition hearing in Belgium on Monday as Spain seeks to have him sent back to face sedition charges over his region’s independence drive. A judge sitting behind closed doors in Brussels will hear from lawyers for Puigdemont and four of his former ministers, who all […]

Ousted Catalonia Officials to Stand in Dec. Elections 08 Nov 2017

Ousted Catalonia Officials to Stand in Dec. Elections

Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said ousted Catalan officials will stand in the December 21 elections imposed by Madrid, and that they will respect the outcome. The sacked regional president arrived at Brussels Press Club for a news conference on Tuesday, amid speculation he and his ministers would seek political asylum in Belgium, which he […]

Catalan Officials Won’t Follow Madrid Orders, But Will of Catalan People: Spokesman 23 Oct 2017

Catalan Officials Won’t Follow Madrid Orders, But Will of Catalan People: Spokesman

TEHRAN – Catalan authorities will not follow orders from Madrid, but will only listen to the will of the Catalan people, Catalonia’s Foreign Affairs spokesman said. All institutions, including police, need to follow instructions from the democratically-elected Catalan government, the region’s foreign affairs spokesman, Raul Romeva, told BBC radio. According to the official, EU democracy […]

Catalan Leader Faces Looming Deadline to End Secession Bid 19 Oct 2017

Catalan Leader Faces Looming Deadline to End Secession Bid

TEHRAN – Catalonia’s separatist leader is facing an imminent deadline to withdraw a bid to secede from Spain. But an official from Carles Puigdemont’s party says that he has no intention of doing that and he plans to make a full declaration of independence in the next few days if Spain’s government resorts to taking […]

Up to 200,000 Rally against Catalan Leaders’ Detention in Barcelona 18 Oct 2017

Up to 200,000 Rally against Catalan Leaders’ Detention in Barcelona

TEHRAN- Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Barcelona on Tuesday after a court ordered the detention of two Catalan separatist leaders, further inflaming tensions over Catalonia’s chaotic referendum on splitting from Spain. Shouting “freedom” or “independence” and carrying candles, the demonstrators stood massed on a large boulevard in the city center […]

Kremlin Comments on Catalan Independence Referendum 02 Oct 2017

Kremlin Comments on Catalan Independence Referendum

TEHRAN  – Russia is consistent in its stance that the Catalan referendum is Spain’s domestic affair, Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. “As for the developments in Spain, as you have correctly noted, Moscow’s consistent position is that it is a domestic affair of the kingdom,” Peskov told journalists, TASS news agency […]

Hundreds of Thousands to Rally for Catalan Independence from Spain 10 Sep 2017

Hundreds of Thousands to Rally for Catalan Independence from Spain

TEHRAN – Hundreds of thousands of Catalans are expected to rally in the streets of Barcelona on Monday in what campaigners hope will be a show of support for independence after Madrid moved to block a planned referendum on the region’s split from Spain. The ‘Diada’ day of Sept. 11, which commemorates the fall of […]