Spain: Amnesty International report on police violations and repression

When: Thursday 24 April 2014

Peaceful protest is under threat in Spain with police using excessive force against peaceful demonstrators and the Spanish government planning to strengthen repressive legislation, according to new research by Amnesty International.

Amnesty International’s new report, Spain: the right to protest under threat, exposes violations by police against demonstrators, the lack of accountability for these violations and the determination of the Spanish authorities to strengthen repressive legislation.

The report will be presented at a press conference in Madrid. Spokespeople will include Amnesty International experts on Spain as well as a victim of police use of excessive force.

To request a copy of the report or an interview and for further information please contact:

In London — Lydia Aroyo, Press Officer, Amnesty International, International Secretariat at [email protected];  +44 (0) 7771 796 350 (UK mobile) or +44 (0)20 7413 5599.

In Madrid – Carmen Lopez, press officer at Amnesty International Spain at [email protected]; +34913101277 or +34630746802 (Spain mobile)