NGO coalition calls attention to Spain’s free expression violations

Recent articles in Spain

Graffiti artist Roc Blackblock creates an artwork in support of imprisoned rap artist Pablo Hásel, at the Tres Xemeneies park in Barcelona, Spain, 21 February 2021, Finbarr O'Reilly/Getty Images

Spain should release rapper Pablo Hasél

Hasél was convicted of “glorifying terrorism” in his lyrics and tweets; he now begins a nine-month prison sentence.

PEN International calls for release of Catalan civil society leaders after shock sentencing

Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart were sentenced to nine years in prison on 14 October, having been found guilty of sedition by Spain’s Supreme Court for their participation in Catalonia’s October 2017 independence referendum.

Thousands of Catalonians and supporters protest for the Independence of Catalonia in Brussels, Belgium, 7 December 2017 , Thierry Monasse/Getty Images

Spain: Excessive charges against Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart must be dropped

The Catalan civil society leaders have been held in pre-trial detention for more than a year and face up to 17 years in prison if convicted.