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Persecution of animal activists in Spain (English version)

On June 22, twelve activists who form part of the animal rights movement in Spain were arrested in different parts of the country and accused of having carried out a mass liberation of minks from a fur farm in Galicia in 2007. Those arrested deny having any part in this action.

Anti-terrorist units from the Spanish Guardia Civil, armed with guns and accompanied by dogs trained in the detection of explosives, entered the houses of the activists at 7am, seized computers and material such as tshirts and badges, and transported the activists in handcuffs and armoured vehicles to police stations where they were held for 72 hours before being charged. Nine activists were released on bail, while another three remain today on remand in custody...

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