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Spanish government pardons Catalan leaders over failed independence bid

The Spanish government pardoned nine Catalan leaders who were convicted over a failed independence bid in 2017. The separatists were imprisoned after being found guilty of sedition in 2019. Three others were convicted of disobedience but not jailed at the same time. The pardons have sparked controversy in Spain and tens of thousands protested against […]

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Riot police storm Spanish university to arrest rapper who criticised king and government

Spanish rapper, Pablo Hasel, 33, who barricaded himself inside a Catalan university to avoid a prison sentence for tweets and lyrics that attacked the monarchy and police, was arrested. Mr Hasel was given until last Friday to turn himself in, after being sentenced to nine months for glorifying terrorism, and slandering the crown and state […]