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Spain: Protests and the suffocating embrace of the law

Headline Title:  Spain: Protests and the suffocating embrace of the law 24 April 2014 The excessive use of force by Spanish police and plans to strengthen repressive legislation are a damning indictment of the Spanish government’s determination to crush peaceful protest, said Amnesty International in a new report published today.  “The Spanish government is using the full force of the law to suffocate legitimate peaceful protest,” said Jezerca Tigani, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Programme Director.  “The police have repeatedly used batons and rubber bullets against…

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