Antigone and the Italian Coalition for Civil Liberties and Rights (CILD) have expressed their concerns over the verdict of the Spanish Supreme Court, saying the sentences are way too harsh for non-violent crimes.
During the last two weeks, alarming video footage spread all around the world showing Spanish policemen beating up peaceful Catalans participating in a referendum that was deemed to be unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court of Spain.
Catalonia recently adopted a new law to regulate cannabis market. Òscar Parés, the deputy director of the International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research & Service, explains more about the cannabis reconquista movement in Spain.
The man, who sold goods in the street, died after falling from a window of a building that was being searched by the Mossos D'Esquadra, the regional police of Catalonia. There are diverging versions about what actually happened.