Well Researched Article Highlights Basque Prisoner Plight

May 31, 2013

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Celtic League seldom simply recycles articles from external sources but every so often an item appears which we believe complements concerns that the League has previously articulated. One such article is a well researched piece that was posted

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CPT Queried On 2007 Report Into Spanish Police and Prisons

February 11, 2011

With the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture due to carry out an examination of police stations, prisons and detention facilities in Spain this year the Celtic League has asked why the organisations report on its last visit has not been published

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Police Raids A Regular Feature of Basque Life

January 20, 2011

The General Secretary (GS) of the League has received an email from the Basque Country with a detailed account of an armed police raid of yet another Basque home and the detention of a young woman, in what has become an outrageously regular

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Extradition Case Concerns

January 18, 2011

The Celtic League has received reports that a French appeal court has agreed to the extradition of a French woman to Spain for her activity in a political party that is illegal in Spain, but not in France. The decision to extradite the

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Basque Suspects Were Tortured

January 5, 2011

The Conviction of several Spanish police officers for the torture of ETA suspects detained after the Madrid Airport bombings in 2008 undermines the veracity of subsequent proceedings which resulted in the two suspects being jailed. The conviction of the policemen also indicates that

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AGM Calls For Inquiry Into Suspicious Basque Deaths

July 25, 2010

The Celtic League Annual General Meeting, held on the Isle of Man this weekend, has added its voice to calls for an independent inquiry into the mysterious death of a Basque nationalist in France in 2009 Jon Anza Ortuñez, a former member of

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UN Special Rapporteur Urged To Probe Basque Death Squads

May 20, 2010

The Celtic League has asked the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings what steps he is taking to investigate the mysterious death of Basque activist Jon Anza Ortunez. The body of the long time member of the armed Basque group ETA has turned

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