Thursday, September 28, 2017

Spain's measures to block Catalan referendum criticized by UN rights experts

Madrid says referendum is illegal and can't happen

CBC News Posted: Sep 28, 2017 9:25 PM ET

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2017 9:25 PM ET

The UN Human Rights Council issued a statement Thursday criticizing Spanish government efforts to block a referendum on independence in Catalonia.

The vote is scheduled for Oct. 1 but the central government in Madrid says the referendum is illegal and can't happen.

In the council's statement, UN human rights experts say, "Regardless of the lawfulness of the referendum, the Spanish authorities have a responsibility to respect those rights that are essential to democratic societies."

Continue reading at CBC Canada.

JG: The goverment of Mariano Rajoy is an extreme right wing goverment that is trying to abolish Democracy in Catalunya. This blog condemns and repudiates the governing Popular Party. (PP). I call them Putas Populares. 

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