catalan referendum

Spanish security corps hitting peaceful demonstrators. Photo: Twitter

How the non-profit world has reacted to the events of the referendum in Catalonia?

Human rights and peace organisations condemn the violence and repression committed by the Spanish security corps during the referendum.

Spanish national police. Photo: Youtube

Human Rights Watch states that Spanish police used excessive force on October 1 in Catalonia

The international NGO held an independent investigation to document specific incidents after the poll, where 900 people were injured.

The referendum in Catalonia takes part on 1 October.

Self-Determination Referendum of Catalonia calls for International Monitoring

The Government of Catalonia thus welcomes both non-governmental organisations and individuals who wish to partake in the observation of the referendum.