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13 political prisoners, democracy strangled and the silence is deafening!

September 27, 2017


The European Commission remained silent last night when confronted with the news that Spanish authorities had shut down websites that provide information about Catalonia’s independence referendum. A vote that Spain has recently decided is illegal.

With days to go until the vote, the clash between the Catalan and Spanish governments is increasingly being played out in the arena of logistics and international opinion.

Police have seized nearly 10 million ballots for the vote and have closed down 59 websites that provide information about the referendum. Another 85 sites are in the process of being closed, judicial sources said.

Faced with these actions, the leaders of the wealthy nation, home to around 7.5 million people, have accused the government of neighbouring Spain of “Franco like repression”.

The website of the foundation of former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco “remains operational” but not the referendum websites, revealed Catalan government spokesman Jordi Turull.

The Spaniards argue that they’re…

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