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The news that the Basque separatist group ETA is to dissolve after a sixty-year reign of terror in the north of Spain and the south of France has been welcomed by the Catholic bishops of the region and by the spokesman of the Spanish Bishops' Conference (CEE). In a statement released on Friday 20, the ...
The trial comes as critics raise the alarm over what they say is the disproportionate use of counter-terrorism laws in Spain, just days after a woman was arrested for "terrorism" in a probe on pro-independence activists in Catalonia who staged protests, including road blockades. READ ALSO: Court probes ...

Spain's National Court, which deals with major cases including those that are terror-related, is in charge of the probe, said the minister. The investigation targets the CDR, radical groups of pro-independence activists that formed last autumn before an independence referendum on October 1st. "The CDR ...
Amnesty International says Spanish prosecutors are using a charge of "glorifying terrorism" to stifle government opponents and freedom of expression. The latest targets are rappers, and their anti-establishment lyrics. Musicians in Catalonia, which tried to split from Spain, are especially feeling the pressure.
A turning point came in 1997 with the kidnapping and murder of the young politician Miguel Angel Blanco that provoked widespread anger and revulsion across Spain. In the Basque country, it led directly to the rise of the anti-Eta movement known as the “Spirit of Ermua”, named after Miguel's birthplace.
“They led a network that illegally bought works looted from archaeological sites by groups linked to the terrorist group Daesh, helping to finance its activities,” police said in a statement, ... They face charges of membership in a criminal organisation, document falsification, smuggling and financing terrorism.

Spanish police have recovered artefacts of significant historical importance which had been looted by Islamic State in Libya. Following the seizure, two experts in historical artwork, both aged 31, were arrested in Barcelona, reports BBC. The pair is suspected to have obtained the objects through groups ...
The fifty-nine year old is accused of teaching children extremist and violent interpretations of Islam. The arrest came after Italian intelligence and finance officers monitored the suspect's sermons and bank accounts. Italy has expelled 264 religious extremists since 2015 and unlike France, Spain, Germany, ...
"They led a network that illegally bought works looted from archaeological sites by groups linked to the terrorist group Daesh, helping to finance its activities," police said in a statement. "Some of the pieces also showed imperfections, bumps and marks that indicated they underwent a violent extraction from ...
Earlier this week, human rights group Amnesty International reprimanded Spain for what it called "a sustained attack on freedom of speech", saying its law against glorification of terrorism was "draconian". But the government disagrees. "We have to fight against any sign of extremism or intolerance," Interior ...
One of the risks when governments try to curb what they see as offensive speech is that other kinds of speech are caught in the same net. One of the most recent examples comes from Spain, where a vague anti-terrorism law has been used to charge and even imprison musicians and other artists. In a new ...
The court's verdict specified that Bouchiman and Chentouf are sentenced for “ideological radicalization,” which entails sharing violent content and condoning terrorist beliefs or ideas. The court, however, acquitted the accused “terrorist charges,” as they “had no intention to travel to combat zones or recruit ...
In its latest report, the human rights group is calling for Spain's “glorification of terrorism” law to be repealed on the grounds that it's silencing creativity and ... Spain's controversial gag law, the same one that has seen everyone from rappers to puppeteers go to jail for “glorifying terrorism”, is having its desired ...
The bombings were the deadliest terrorist attack in Spain's history. Facts:On March 11, 2004, ten bombs ... April 3, 2004 - Seven suspected terrorists kill themselves and a policeman when they set off an explosion in a suburb of Madrid as police attempt to enter a building. The suspects are presumed to be ...
In that case, Rivadulla had written and shared songs that praised attacks carried out by terrorist groups such as the Basque separatists ETA, Spanish Maoist group GRAPO, Al-Qaeda, the Marxist-Leninist organization Red Brigade, and more. In some songs, he called on the terrorists to repeat their attacks.
Last March, the country's top criminal court gave Cassandra Vera a 12-month suspended sentence and barred her from doing a publicly funded job for seven years after she was found guilty of “humiliating victims of terrorism”. Vera, now 22, had posted jokes about Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco, who was ...
The security forces of Trinidad and Tobago thwarted a terrorist attack planned for February 12 and 13, 2018. The dates coincided with the island's popular Trinidad Carnival, an annual event that brings thousands of locals and tourists onto the main avenues of the nation's capital, Port of Spain. On February ...

In its annual report on the state of human rights in countries across the world, Amnesty International has criticized Spain for making excessive terrorism allegations against people expressing a difference of opinion on social media. “Authorities pressed criminal charges against people who had expressed ...
Following months of internal debate, the dissolution must be voted on by ETA members, most of whom (302) are serving time in prison while others are in social reintegration programs and a few dozen living outside Spain in unknown locations. If approved, it will be the last step in a process that began with ...
MADRID — Whether by law or intimidation, Spain has become a country where the risks of free expression have quietly mounted in recent years. Puppeteers have been prosecuted for inciting terrorism. So have a 21-year-old Twitter user, a poet and some musicians, including the 12 members of a band.
The attack in 2015 on a beach in Sousse killed 38 people, 30 of which were British, leading to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to advise against all travel to the region. This has since been lifted, with a few regions still advised against travelling mainly near the border with Libya.
Spain's Ministry of Interiror said the suspect was keen to execute an attack similar to the mass killing in La Rambla, Barcelona, that left 16 people dead and at least 130 injured. Moroccan 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub was eventually shot dead after ploughing a van into crowds on the street popular ...
Based on these numbers, one might conclude that terrorism is rampant in Spain, but that is not the case. ... Court stated in its ruling against Cesar Strawberry, singer of the band Def con Dos, that one could violate Article 578 even if there was no intention to "glorify" a terrorist group or "humiliate" its victims.
The Basque separatist group ETA has apologized to its victims and the people it has hurt since it began waging a violent insurgency against Spain and France in the early 1960s. The group, whose full name is Euzkadi Ta Askatasuna, which means Basque fatherland and freedom in the Basque language, ...
Two Moroccan nationals have admitted in front of a Spanish court that they have been part of a local terrorist cell affiliated to ISIS, EFE said yesterday. The two men were particularly operating through social media, looking for potential recruits. Abdelillah Migou and Anouar Merabet were facing respectively ...
The investigation into the possible poisoning of the Russian spy Sergei Skripal gained new momentum on Tuesday, as Scotland Yard announced its counter-terrorism police would take charge, and the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, promised a “robust” response if the Kremlin's role in the case was ...
Judge Carmen Lamela confirmed yesterday that the Moroccan national accused in Spain for terrorism will have to serve a prison sentence, said the regional online newspaper La Verdad. Khalid E., 31, who is legally residing in Spain, is accused of joining a terrorist organization and trying to recruit jihad ...
Rabat – 57 percent of offenders arrested for terrorism-related charges in Spain in the past year were of Moroccan nationality, finds a study by the ... Facing terrorist threats, Spanish authorities have allegedly restricted freedom of speech and made excessive terrorism allegations during 2017, said Amnesty ...


 

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