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The Media Freedom Rapid Response has expressed concerns over the terrorism investigation by the Spanish authorities of journalist Jesús Rodríguez Sellés. The journalist left Spain for Switzerland citing a lack of guarantees for practicing his profession and the threat of arbitrary arrest in Spain. Rodríguez Sellés is an award-winning Catalan journalist working for La Directa. In November 2023, after...
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European Arrest Warrant under Spanish Jurisdiction
Spanish applicable Law: Law 23/2014, of November 20, on mutual recognition of criminal resolutions in the European Union (Last amendment in July 2021) Spanish Courts competent to review EAWs: Juzgado Central de Instrucción of the Audiencia Nacional. Juzgado Central de Menores de la Audiencia Nacional if the person claimed is a minor. Both are based...
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Driving without owning a license or permit in Spain in a crime. Article 384 of the Criminal Code punishes with imprisonment (from 3 to 6 months), or a fine (from 12 to 24 months), or community service (from 31 to 90 days) the act of driving without having obtained a driver’s license, or after having...
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Last month El Salto revealed that a police officer had infiltrated the squatted La Animosa Social Center and environmental groups such as Extinction Rebellion and Futuro Vegetal in recent months. This is not the first time that social movements have come across infiltrations of this type: Dani, an undercover police officer, was infiltrated for three...
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Hogar Sí is an organization that works so that no one lives on the street. The starting point is the human rights-based approach to looking at the phenomenon of homelessness. This approach links the eradication of homelessness with issues of fundamental rights and not only with issues of social accompaniment. From this point of view,...
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The COVID 19 pandemic has caused the gap in distribution of gender roles to be widened. This, of course, has affected women and men differently. During this health crisis, women have been overburdened with health care and essential services, have been more involved in domestic work and care of dependents, and have suffered greater job...
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Benhalima Mohamed Azzouz
Mohamed Benhalima is an activist, former military official and whistleblower who exposed the corruption of high-ranking Algerian military officials online. He sought asylum in Spain but the Spanish authorities refouled him to Algeria in March without due process or evaluation of his asylum claim. The Algerian authorities imprisoned him in El Harrash prison in Algiers...
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Benhalima Mohamed Azzouz
The undersigned organisations (amongst which is our firm, Red Jurídica) strongly condemn the deportation by Spain of our client, Algerian activist Mohamed Benhalima, in the evening of 24 March 2022, despite the risks of torture and serious human rights violations he faces in Algeria, and therefore in blatant violation of Spain’s international obligations on non-refoulement....
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On April 5, at 7:00 p.m., our colleague Eric Sanz de Bremond will go to the Teatro del Barrio (Lavapiés, Madrid) to participate in a colloquium on the monopoly of violence and resistance to police violence. Sara López (Legal Sol), Youssef M. Ouled (Rights International Spain) y Adrián Belaire (Stop Desahucios). The event is organized...
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By Daniel Amelang (criminal lawyer). Published in Liberties.eu On March 14, which already seems a long time ago, the Council of Ministers approved the Royal Decree 463/2020, by which they declared a state of alarm. During this exceptional situation the executive power can limit, to some extent, our fundamental rights, but never suspend them. This is the...
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