Spain: Basque Country, Andalusia and Galicia: Article highlighting that police officers and members of the public are treated very differently by the country's legal system

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Article that highlights contradictions between the treatment the justice and political systems reserve to officers when suspected or found guilty of torture or ill-treatment, and that reserved to citizens. It draws on cases including allegations of torture in the Basque Country, a pardon granted to officers from Vigo found guilty of abducting and torturing a Senegalese man (Mamadou Kane), the death of a farmer after a lengthy beating by officers in a Guardia Civil station in Almeria and the situation of three protestors from O Eixo arrested during a demonstration. These are some of the themes dealt with by "En Movemento" the new monthly Galician civil rights newspaper produced by the Movemento polos dereitos civi´s, which is available at:

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