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I'm reading through a document on #ECHR guidelines. Nothing to do, though, with the right to a fair trial (Article 6 ECHR)... where the violations preventing #FreeCatalanPoliticalPrisoners leave you punchdrunk. Just one article after another by #Spain, violated!
This is the "Guide on Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Right to liberty and security".

I'm still reeling. This is worse. It has to do with "arbitrary detention" on which the #UN #WGAD issued a severe Opinion ... that Spain pissed on.

"188. The second limb of Article 5 §3 does not give judicial authorities a choice between either bringing an accused to trial within a reasonable time or granting him provisional release pending trial..."

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Ministry of Truth
@JosepBorrellF asks #Spain's Superior Court of Justice to close #Catalan delegations in London, Geneva & Berlin for "damaging Spain's image" based on documents intercepted by his toytown spy network and social media posts.

The delegation is accused of ''retweeting messages in favour of Gibraltar" and criticising Borrell's comment on us history: "they only had to kill a handful of Indians".

In this case, surely it was Borrell was "harming #Spain's image"?

Borrell's toytown diplomats found it "damaging to #Spain's image" that "there were barely 20 people" at an event with Parliament VP, @josepcosta: an Estelada on a table "looked like a coffin" and "people mocked it on social media"

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No-show of #Spanish police and intelligence officials - Trapote, Gonzalo, Pérez de los Cobos - before commission investigating terror attacks #Catalonia, Aug '17. Disrespect of #Catalan institutions and still no news of what they knew.

Ex-chief of CNP Cat, Sebastián Trapote
Dir. CNI, Félix Sanz Roldán
Ex-chief of Civil Guard Cat, Ángel Gonzalo
Interior Ministry rep. to Security Commission Cat, Diego Pérez de los Cobos
Dir. of CITCO, José Luis Olivera Serrano
Ex-DG of CNP, Germán López Iglesias

#Spain’s secret service (#CNI) admitted “contacts” with Abdelbaki Es Satty, the mastermind behind the terror cell but didn't clarify their frequency, duration or remuneration, only that they were within the “protocol established for convicts” 17/11/2017

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Why @krls & @toni_comin must be allowed to take their seats in the @Europarl_EN
"The essential step to become an MEP is to receive enough support. #Catalans understood this and delivered massive majority support to @krls, @toni_comin, @ClaraPonsati, and the whole list"

"#Spain's #SupremeCourt should suspend the national arrest warrants against @krls & @toni_comin. Both now enjoy immunity that the Supreme can't interfere with. They must decide to respect the law or not, but the little credibility they still have in Europe is at risk."

Asked whether @krls & @toni_comin must swear to uphold the Constitution in person before #Spain's Central Electoral Board before taking office, @boye_g said the rule was out-of-date, against EU law, and, if the #SupremeCourt got involved in this battle, it would surely lose.

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#Breaking: Just in - Four people in #Spain were detained for laundering money for Venezuelan state owned oil company #PDVSA based in #Venezuela.
#Update: Just in - The Spanish National Police of #Spain arrested four people linked to politician Raul Morodo, for allegedly laundering money for Venezuelan state owned oil company #PDVSA based in #Venezuela.

Picture: Hugo Chavez with politician Raul Morodo on the right.
#Update: Just in - These four people arrested in #Spain, linked with politician Raul Morodo with laundering at least four million euros illegally, for Venezuelan state owned oil company #PDVSA based in #Venezuela. according to the Spanish newspaper El País.
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3. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?

#Hypocrites #DoubleStandards #Liars #Warlords #USRealTerrorists
1. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?
2. United States decided to label #IRGC terrorists. But who are the real terrorists? Who created, trained, armed & financed the worst terrorist groups in the world?
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1 to 24 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019…
25 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019…
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#Breaking: just in - interim president Juan @jguaido is asking the Venezuelan military to join him to overthrow the Maduro regime as of from today! And calls for every citizen of the country to join with him in #Venezuela.
#Update: Just in - speculation in #Venezuela that around 10.000 to up to 15.000 military personnel have sided with, interim president Juan @jguaido to overthrow the Maduro regime today.
#Update: Just in - Reports that the defected soldiers and police officers who defected across the border to #Colombia and #Brazil, are willing to return back in #Venezuela to help to overthrow the Maduro regime.
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What one needs to know for understanding Vox and the Spanish elections result.
A longish thread.
#Spain, #spainelections, #vox_es
From Franco's death until 1982, Spanish conservatism was represented by the Unión de Centro Democrático (UCD), an offshoot of modern Francoism, which managed to steer Spain firmly in a democratic direction.
Part of the UCD's success during re-democratization was the fact that Spanish political conservatism did not risk being outflanked on the right by electorally significant anti-system parties like the Italian MSI or the Greek Ethniki Parataxis.
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#Spanish election: socialists win amid far-right gains for Vox party…
Turnout was 75.8% – well up on the 66.5% two years ago. Pedro Sánchez of the Socialist Workers’ party (PSOE) hailed the result and the high turnout as proof of #Spain’s desire to move forward and reject the reactionary policies of some of his rightwing opponents.
“The PSOE’s triumph – it picked up 38 more seats than at the last general election in June 2016 – came amid the continuing fracture of the Spanish right. The far-right Vox performed slightly below expectations” #Spain
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So we've got a general election in #Spain today. Socialist PM Pedro Sánchez is the frontrunner, although it's not certain that he will be able to put up a ruling majority. Here's a thread with a few thoughts on #28A:

What's new?

a) The Socialists are set to win, a first since 2008
b) Five national parties will get over 10% of the vote
c) The far-right will enter parliament, a first since 1982
d) The conservative PP faces an assault on the right not seen since the UCD collapsed in the 80s

The campaign has been heavily polarized between left and right.

The right (PP + Ciudadanos + Vox) has focused on #Catalonia, hammering Sánchez's credibility and accusing him of being ready to cut the country into pieces for the sake of remaining in office.

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(cw: rape) Rape laws in #Europe are outrageous. This case in #Italy - a woman said 3 men raped her in a train station elevator - is similar to La Manada case - a woman said 5 men raped her. The women were not believed because they didn’t fight back/resist…
Only 8 out of 31 #European countries have laws saying sex without consent is rape. Watch this important @amnesty video
European rape laws are “dangerous and outdated.” Only 8 out of 31 #European countries have laws saying sex without consent is rape.
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2/DEC 06/18. Princess Huawei arrested…
3/The very next day...

DEC 07/18. Ecuador: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can leave London embassy…
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⚫It's the 2nd time #Spain's "SECRET CESSPIT" (#cloacas) has confirmed #PP's ex-PM #Rajoy knew about anti #Podemos & #Catalunya operations

⚫In recordings made in his office revealed by ⁦@publico_es⁩, then Interior Minister, #FernándezDíaz says: "The President knows"
Audio from @Moncloa_com shows that #PP interior minister Fernández Díaz sent officers to NY to investigate allegations #Podemos received funding from Venezuelan govt. Hugo Chavez' ex-finance minister was offered #Spanish nationality and new ID for info.
Insp. Fuentes Gago, attaché to #Spanish embassy in the Netherlands, & top fraud squad officers secretly recorded Isea & his lawyer at the meeting in the #Spanish consulate.
Chavez's ex-confidant had fled to the US & was concerned for his family's safety.
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Today is the 80th anniversary of the end of the #Spanish Civil war. I am in #Spain on book tour. I saw Picasso’s Guernica in #Madrid and here in my residence in #Valencia is an exhibit. It is a time that still teaches us a lot today.
Mika Etchebéhère was the only woman to command a column in the #SpanishCivilWar #80aniversarioguerracivil
Langston Hughes went to Spain in 1937 for African American newspapers & spoke on the links btwn fascism & racism. #80anosFinGuerraCivil #SpanishCivilWar
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Ah, the #EuropeanParliamentElection knocks at the door! Let’s see who is #campaigning for what…In #Italy, a #rightwingcoalition calls for a #guaranteedincome, #largerpensions, and resistance to the heavy-handed #austerityprograms enforced by the #EuropeanUnion.
In #France, some #rightwinggroups champion #fight against #climatechange, decry #exploitation of #foreignworkers, growing #economicinequality. What about the #centerright and #centerleft parties? #Polls show they will lose their #majority, and the Euroskeptics bag 30+% of seats.
However, #Euroskeptic, like #populist, is a term that obscures more than it reveals. #Spain’s leftist #Podemos isn’t likely to break bread with #Italy’s rightist #NorthernLeague-#M5S, but both are considered #Euroskeptic. Some are really #wolves but wear #sheepskins.
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UNHRC votes 23-8 for Pakistan-sponsored resolution endorsing absurd new report of inquiry into Gaza's "peaceful protests."

#BRAVO to those who voted NO:

#SHAME on #Spain & #Mexico for joining the jackals & voting YES.
But didn't UK & Denmark pledge to oppose?

No, they carefully stated they'd oppose all resolutions under Item 7. In possible coordination with these countries, the Palestinians decided exceptionally to introduce the Gaza Inquiry resolution ('Accountability') under Agenda Item 2.
In 4 other anti-Israeli resolutions adopted today by the ignominious @UN_HRC, these text all introduced under the anti-Israeli Agenda Item 7, #Australia, #Denmark & #Britain voted NO on all. An important statement to the world that it's time to #EndItem7.
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#Spain! I’m heading your way for a 5-City book tour for my first book Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, which was published in Spanish last year by @Capitan_Swing
And I so love the cover for the #Spanish edition of my book via @Capitan_Swing
Hey, #Barcelona - I am heading towards you! I have long wanted to visit 💜
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Another bad day for #Facebook: Psych researcher Aleksandr Kogan who helped #CambridgeAnalytica mine private data from 87 million Facebook users sues FB for defamation. Almost a year to the day since we first learned of the massive privacy breach scandal, which FB blamed on Kogan.
🔥"This is not democracy, spreading lies in darkness, paid for with illegal cash…It's subversion & you are accessories…handmaidens to authoritarians"—brilliant @carolecadwalla @TEDTalks on technology platforms & election manipulation—#Brexit #Trump #CambridgeAnalytica #Facebook
#Facebook Expects to Be Fined Up to $5 Billion by FTC For Privacy Breaches, including 87 million users' data harvesting scandal by Aleksandr Kogan for #CambridgeAnalytica, Bannon's political consulting firm building voter profiles for Trump campaign…
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#Breaking: Just in - Interim president Juan @jguaido has just arrived in #Vargas in #Venezuela and was flown into the country over #Colombia! Next stop is #Caracas he says. Corrected.
#Update: Video of the moment Interim president Juan @jguaido had arrived in #Vargas airport Maiquetía in #Venezuela.
#Update: Video of Interim president Juan @jguaido, when he was in the air in the plane over #Colombia heading towards #Venezuela.
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