Tag: Spain

Ready or not, #Sanchez to face 23 July confirmation vote for Spanish PM

Ready or not, #Sanchez to face 23 July confirmation vote for Spanish PM

| July 2, 2019

Spain’s deeply fragmented parliament will vote on whether to confirm Pedro Sanchez (pictured) as prime minister on 23 July, a date he picked despite still lacking majority support in a decision that could lead to a snap election, write Paul Day and Emma Pinedo. Sanchez’s Socialists won a national election in April without securing a majority, […]

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#Kokorev case, miscarriage of justice in Spain spotlighted at the UN in Geneva

#Kokorev case, miscarriage of justice in Spain spotlighted at the UN in Geneva

| June 27, 2019

At the 41st session of the held this week at the UN in Geneva, the judicial miscarriage of the Kokorev case by the Spanish authorities was publicly raised by an NGO, writes Human Rights Without Frontiers Director Willy Fautré.  In September 2015, three members of the Kokorev family were arrested in Central America and extradited to […]

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#Taiwan slams #Spain over nationals extradition

#Taiwan slams #Spain over nationals extradition

| June 17, 2019

Taiwan has criticized Spain for extraditing Taiwanese nationals to China, saying the move puts them at risk of torture or the death penalty. On June 6, Spain took the decision to extradite 94 Taiwan nationals to the PRC but the case dates back to December 2016, when a huge telecom scam targeting Chinese citizens was […]

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Extradition of #Taiwan nationals by #Spain

Extradition of #Taiwan nationals by #Spain

| June 14, 2019

On 6 June 2019, Spain took the decision to extradite 94 Taiwan nationals to the PRC. The story begins much earlier in December 2016, when a huge telecom scam targeting Chinese citizens was unveiled by Spanish authorities and 269 suspects were arrested, among them 219 Taiwanese nationals. In May 2018, Spain extradited two of these […]

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UN human rights experts urge Spain to halt extraditions to #China fearing risk of torture or #DeathPenalty

UN human rights experts urge Spain to halt extraditions to #China fearing risk of torture or #DeathPenalty

| June 13, 2019

UN human rights experts say they are deeply concerned by Spain’s decision to extradite Chinese and Taiwanese individuals to the People’s Republic of China where they face fraud charges and may be exposed to the risk of torture, other ill-treatment, or the death penalty. In December 2016, Spanish authorities arrested 269 suspects, including 219 Taiwanese, […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves €150 million aid scheme for households affected by reallocation of TelevisionSpectrum in #Spain

#StateAid – Commission approves €150 million aid scheme for households affected by reallocation of TelevisionSpectrum in #Spain

| April 15, 2019

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €150 million Spanish aid scheme to support households that would otherwise lose television reception after the migration of digital terrestrial TV-signal transmission (“DTT”) from the 694-790 MHz frequency band (the “700 MHz band”) to lower frequencies. This migration follows a Decision of the European Parliament and […]

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British MEP stripped of responsibility for visa-free travel plans amid row over #Gibraltar

British MEP stripped of responsibility for visa-free travel plans amid row over #Gibraltar

| April 4, 2019

A British MEP has been stripped of responsibility for processing a technical piece of no-deal Brexit visa legislation that has been hijacked by the Spanish Government pushing their claims on Gibraltar. UK Conservative delegation leader and MEP for Gibraltar Ashley Fox (pictured) has condemned the decision as further unnecessary posturing from Spain and their MEPs. […]

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