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Relatives of Catalan political prisoners criticize “the excessive silence” of Europa in Strasbourg

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Catalan News | 05.29.2018

The relatives of pro-independence leaders jailed in Madrid spoke at the European Parliament on Tuesday to condemn the situation of their family members as “punishment, revenge and humiliation” by Spain. The event was also attended by relatives of the young men charged with terrorism for their involvement in a bar brawl in Alsasua, and the support group for convicted rapper Valtonyc, who recently left Spain to avoid entering jail.

The event was also attended by members of the EU-Catalonia Platform Dialogue, encompassing 40 MEPs from five different political groups and several member states. Its president, Ivo Vajgl, said he was “ashamed” of the European Parliament’s reaction to the situation in Spain.

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