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EUROPE MUST INTERVENE ON CATALONIA

A pleasure to hear from Catalan Foreign Affairs Minister, Alfred Bosch, addressing members of the APPG on Catalonia about the situation there.

Human rights are universal, but they are being crushed by the Spanish Government. People are being indiscriminately beaten in the street for demanding their human rights through a democratic vote as their leaders are locked up. European leaders must intervene.

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CATALAN LEADERS JAILED

The imprisonment of Catalan leaders is an assault on democracy itself. Every nation has the fundamental human right to self-determination and the Spanish Government must respect this.

A Government which resorts to brute force by attacking people for voting and imprisons leaders, is a weak Government. The people of Catalonia have time and time again through elections and protest shown that they want to decide their own future. The Spanish Government must engage in dialogue with the Catalan Government to agree the release of prisoners and form a political solution.

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CATALAN MEPs LOCKED OUT

3 Catalan MEPs are being prevented from representing their constituents in the European Parliament. One is imprisoned and two locked out for standing up for democracy.

For the sake of democracy, Catalan MEPs must be allowed to sit, and Catalonia must vote.