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Articles written by Pedro Águeda

Spain: The Supreme Court overturns the acquittal of the 8 accused of blocking the Parliament and sentences them to 3 years in prison

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Spain: The Supreme Court overturns the acquittal of the 8 accused of blocking the Parliament and sentences them to 3 years in prison

The Supreme Court has overturned the ruling of the High Court, which acquitted the accused of blocking the Parliament of Catalonia, and has sentenced eight of them to three years in prison for a crime against high state institutions. The magistrates do not contradict the proven facts in the first sentence, but consider that the [...]

March 17, 2015 Author: Pedro Águeda

Spain: New list of terrorists according to PP and PSOE penal code reform

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Spain: New list of terrorists according to PP and PSOE penal code reform

With the pretence of tackling the jihadist phenomenon, the PP (People’s Party) and the PSOE (Socialist Party) have come to an agreement regarding the reform of the Penal Code which widens the definition of “terrorism” so as to include behaviours that have nothing to do with crimes that fundamental Islamists could commit, as consulted experts [...]

February 3, 2015 Author: Pedro Águeda

Spain: €600,000 fines for calling on Twitter to a protest before the Congress

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Spain: €600,000 fines for calling on Twitter to a protest before the Congress

"Insulting" or "coercing" the police during a protest may result in a 30,000€ fine. The new Public Safety Act will consider 16 new cases to punish financially. [...]

November 19, 2013 Author: Pedro Águeda