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De nuevo otro prestigioso índice internacional resalta nuestra calidad democrática. El recién publicado 'Democracy Index' de @TheEconomist nos confirma como democracia plena y nos eleva un puesto más en su ranking. España🇪🇸, entre los 18 mejores del mundo🌍. #ThisIsTheRealSpain
@TheEconomist @lozanoirene @MAECgob @AranchaGlezLaya @desdelamoncloa España🇪🇸 en el 'Democracy Index':

- 9,58 sobre 10 en procesos electorales y pluralismo 🏛️
- 7,14 en funcionamiento del Gobierno 🚄
- 7,78 en participación política 📩
- 8,13 en cultura política 👫
- 8,82 en libertades civiles 🌈

@TheEconomist @lozanoirene @MAECgob @AranchaGlezLaya @desdelamoncloa España🇪🇸 se mantiene entre las 22 únicas democracias plenas de los 167 países analizados por @TheEIU en el 'Democracy Index' y mejora📈una posición con respecto al año pasado, con una puntuación global de 8,18 puntos sobre 10. #ThisIsTheRealSpain…
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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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On 1 Oct. 2017, @sanchezcastejon (then in the opposition) said: "I wish to make clear our disagreement with the police charges that have occurred today. [We] wish the injured a rapid recovery. And [we make clear] our will to call to account the leaders who ordered those charges."
On 17 October 2017 the @PSOE withdrew its demand for Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría to appear before parliament to explain this police violence. "At this time it's not a priority" was the party's new position.
By 21 October 2017 @sanchezcastejon had offered Mariano Rajoy his full support in removing home rule in Catalonia through the application of article 155 of the Spanish Constitution. His priorities were now clear.
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Diego López Garrido, Professor in Constitutional Law, formed part of the team that drafted the 1995 reform of the Spanish Criminal Code. He was personally responsible for drawing up the definition of the criminal offence of rebellion in the code.
Interviewed on Catalan public television TV3 today about the #CatalanTrial, Mr Garrido strongly criticised the case presented by Spain’s Public Prosecutor: “The Public Prosecutor’s Office hasn't been able to prove that a rebellion took place, because no rebellion took place.”
He lambasted the final report presented by the Public Prosecutor’s Office, claiming that it lacked well-grounded legal arguments. In particular he criticised the use of the term “coup d’état”, which is not legal term and bears no relation whatsoever to what occurred.
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In early April 2018, the High Court of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany ruled that @KRLS Puigdemont could not be extradited to Spain to face the charge of rebellion due to the lack of evidence of violence by those who organised/took part in the Catalan referendum of 1 October 2017.
In a highly unusual move, the Spanish investigating judge Llarena responded by withdrawing the European arrest warrant he himself had issued for Puigdemont, despite the fact that the German court was prepared to extradite the leader to face the charge of misuse of public funds.
Llarena also withdrew the EAWs issued for all the other Catalan political exiles, including @toni_comin in Brussels & @ClaraPonsati in Scotland. Since then, we've had a show trial of the Catalan political & civil society leaders who've been languishing in jail for up to 570 days.
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Spain wants to punish 2.3 million Catalans for trying to "break up Spain", for "flouting the law" and for holding an illegal referendum. It starts by taking some of their leaders hostage & forcing others into exile.
This serves the dual purpose of directly punishing leaders & their families (emotional toll, loss of earnings, huge travel costs of constant Madrid prison visits/trips abroad) and intimidating the population at large.
Then Spain starts moving down the levels.
Charges are brought against second-tier political leaders, harmless activists are accused of terrorism & police officers who have protected citizens from real terrorists are accused of belonging to a criminal organisation.
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Spain spent €87M of taxpayers' money on violently failing to prevent a referendum from taking place in Catalonia. It then refused to acknowledge the votes of 2.3 million citizens & launched a brutal crackdown, revoking home rule.
The Catalan elections called by Rajoy were won by the pro-independence camp despite having several candidates in prison & exile. The Spanish govt. allowed & encouraged these candidates to stand.
("It would be a good thing for Puigdemont to stand in the elections.")
DECEMBER 2017 - MAY 2018
The Spanish govt. & judiciary then proceeded to veto not one, not two but three Catalan presidential candidates: @KRLS, @jordialapreso & @jorditurull (imprisoned halfway through his own investiture debate). President @QuimTorraiPla was the fourth choice.
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Es ist die Art und Weise, wie die span. Partner der deutschen @fdp, #Ciudadanos, Politik machen. Der EuHB hat bei Puigdemont ihrer Meinung nach nicht funktioniert. Span. Selbstkritik? Fehlanzeige, der EuHB muss geändert werden. #ThisIsTheRealsPain…
Es wird nicht etwa hinterfragt, ob die Gründe für den EuHB im Fall von MHP Puigdemont falsch, nicht nachvollziehbar, absurd oder übertrieben waren. Nein, wir müssen die Funktionsweise des EuHB so ändern, dass Spanien machen kann, was es will, ohne dass europ. Partner eingreifen.
Es ist ein arroganter, selbstgefälliger, populistischer und gefährlicher Politikstil, der sich -wie nach dem Urteil des OLG Schleswig-Holstein gesehen- sehr schnell gegen die EU und ihre Errungenschaften richten kann, sofern Spanien nicht seinen Willen bekommt.
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Javier Pérez Royo, Professor in Constitutional Law at the University of Seville, explains why the decision by Spain’s Central Electoral Board to stop @KRLS , @ClaraPonsati & @toni_comin from standing in the European elections has no legal grounds. A summary:
The political rights of the 3 politicians are intact. All they've done so far is exercise their basic rights as Spanish citizens, specifically the right to choose their place of residence and to freely enter & leave Spain, as set forth in art. 19 of the Spanish Constitution.
Article 19 ends thus: “This right cannot be restricted for political and ideological reasons.”
At the end of 2017, they decided to establish their place of residence in Belgium (Puigdemont, Comín) & Scotland (Ponsatí).
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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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#CatalanTrial: PP - the Perjury Party 1
"A witness who doesn't tell the truth in his deposition in court shall be punished with imprisonment of 6 months to 2 yrs and a fine of 3-6 months"
Sáenz de Santamaría couldn't remember/lied
The PP can never remember/always lies
#CatalanTrial: PP - the Perjury Party 2
"A witness who doesn't tell the truth in his deposition in a court case shall be punished with imprisonment of 6 months to 2 yrs and a fine of 3-6 months"
M. Rajoy couldn't remember/lied
The PP can never remember/always lies
#CatalanTrial: PP - the Perjury Party 3
"A witness who doesn't tell the truth in his deposition in a court case shall be punished with imprisonment of 6 months to 2 years and a fine of 3-6 months"
Zoido couldn't remember/lied
The PP can never remember/always lies
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☡Spanish Supreme Court filled with far-right militants☡

Spanish police give all 40 numbered tickets for the public gallery to sympathisers of the far-right party acting as private prosecution in the trial while obstructing entry of the 12 Catalan defendants' families.
☡"They're on our side"☡

Spanish police also allow militants of neonazi organisation, Hogar Social, through police cordons to demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court.
"Can you imagine an on-duty 🇩🇪 German policeman wearing a Hitler badge on his uniform?"

#JudiciAlaDemocràcia #JudiciALesUrnes

This is happening in Spain 🇪🇸👇 #ThisIsTheRealSpain
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A pocos días del inicio dl escarnio publicó tenemos 1a buena lista d irregularidades q ponen en tela de juicio esta FARSA. Aquí haremos un breve resumen d algunas d las perlas d las cloacas d la Inquisición Contemporánea‼️ #ThisIsTheRealSpain #JoAcuso
Numerosos profesionales denunciaron opacidad en el método en el q se le asignó la causa del referéndum al juez conservador Juan Antonio Ramírez Sunyer, del famoso juzgado instrucción n°13.…
No olvidemos a Daniel Baena, teniente coronel d la @guardiacivil, también conocido como Tácito. Se encargó d elaborar informes contra los mismos políticos a los q criticaba e insultaba x redes sociales pero esta actitud no le costó ningún castigo.
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The on-duty Civil Guard who uploaded a video mocking the send off for the Catalan political prisoners being transported to Madrid is given a few days off.
In 6 months he'll be given a medal.
The song playing in the police van is OVNI - Objeto Verde Nada Inteligente/UFO - Unintelligent Green Object, an anti-police song by Basque group Josetxu Piperrak & the Riber Rock Band
There are some beings I don't know how to classify
They only live in Spain because there they live like gods
They're from another galaxy, another civilisation
They cannot be human as they have no heart
They're the Civil Guard
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