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Crowe welcomes UN report calling for release of Catalan prisoners

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe TD, has welcomed a report by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) that called for the immediate release of 3 Catalan political prisoners – former vice-president of Catalonia, Oriol Junqueras, and two Catalan civil society leaders, Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sànchez. All were arrested and […]

Crowe attends trial of Catalan political prisoners in Madrid

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe TD, has attended the trial of the 12 Catalan political and civil leaders in Madrid over the past two days. Crowe travelled to Madrid to attend the trial with his party colleague and MEP for Dublin, Lynn Boylan. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “We decided to travel here […]

Crowe expresses solidarity with Catalan prisoners at beginning of trial

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe TD, has expressed his solidarity with the Catalan political prisoners as their trial in Madrid begins today. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “Today seven Catalan politicians and two civil society activists go on trial in Madrid on politically motivated charges. Those on trial include the former Vice-President of Catalonia, […]

Seán Crowe TD expresses concern over jailing of Catalan Parliament Speaker

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe TD, has expressed his deep concern with the jailing of the Speaker of the Catalan Parliament, Carme Forcadell, and four other Catalan MPs by a Supreme Court Judge in Madrid. They have been charged with rebellion and sedition for facilitating a debate and vote in the Catalan […]

Seán Crowe TD criticises the jailing of Catalan civil society activists

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe TD, has expressed his deep concern at the jailing of two Catalan civil society activists by the Spanish High Court. The head of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), Jordi Sánchez, and the head of Òmnium Cultural, Jordi Cuixart, are on trial over sedition charges. They were jailed […]

European Commission statement on Catalonia a disgrace – Seán Crowe TD

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe TD, has criticized today’s European Commission statement on Catalonia that failed to condemn the heavy handed actions of the Spanish police who brutalised citizens who were trying to exercise their vote in yesterday’s independence referendum. Deputy Seán Crowe TD said: “Yesterday the world witnessed shocking scenes of […]

Crowe raises situation in Catalonia in the Dáil

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe TD, has raised the disturbing situation in Catalonia in the Dáil with Minister for European Affairs, Helen McEntee. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “Yesterday we saw some extremely disturbing events unfold in Catalonia, when the Spanish Guardia Civil raided the headquarters of the Catalan Government, arresting 14 high […]

Crowe condemns Spanish police raids of Catalan Government offices

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe TD, has condemned this morning’s Spanish police raids of Catalan Government Departments and the arrest of 12 senior officials. Crowe called the raids and arrests as unprecedented in recent history and a threat to democracy. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “A majority of Members of the democratically elected […]

Catalonia should be allowed to hold referendum – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe TD, has called on the Spanish Government to respect the legislation recently passed by the Catalan Parliament to allow for a democratic and legally binding referendum on independence to take place on 1 October 2017. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “A majority of Members of the Catalan Parliament […]

Crowe concerned over ban on Catalan politicians holding office

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe TD, has stated his concern after the Supreme Court in Barcelona found the former President of Catalonia, Arthur Mas, guilty of disobeying the Spanish Constitutional Court by holding a non-binding referendum on independence in Catalonia in 2014, fining him €36,500 and banning him holding public office for […]