Spain: Rapper Faces Nine-Month Jail Sentence for Criticizing Monarchy and Police; Protests Held across the Country

Photo Credit: ENRIC FONTCUBERTA (EFE) | EPV By Serran Soledad On Tuesday, Spanish rapper and political activist Pablo Hasél was arrested by Catalan police forces for “glorifying terrorism,” after disparaging the Spanish monarchy and police over Twitter and in his lyrics. Attempting to evade the nine-month jail sentence, Hasél along with dozens of his supporters barricaded themselves inside the Lérida (Lleida in Catalan) University, 90 … Continue reading Spain: Rapper Faces Nine-Month Jail Sentence for Criticizing Monarchy and Police; Protests Held across the Country

Poland: Massive Protests Delay Implementation of Abortion Restrictions

Cover photo source Twitter: @instantmyosotis By Sandra Harris Hundreds of thousands of people defied a ban on gatherings across Poland for protests that lasted almost two weeks against a court ruling tightening abortion restrictions. The protests, some of the largest in Poland in decades, forced an indefinite delay on the implementation of a high court ruling that would have eliminated one of the few exceptions … Continue reading Poland: Massive Protests Delay Implementation of Abortion Restrictions