Newsbyte: Prosecutor wants 3 years jail for Belgium’s oldest cannabis social club Trekt Uw Plant

Belgium’s oldest cannabis social club “Trekt Uw Plant” is on trial for the third time. The club was founded in 2006 by the late Joep Oomen, one of Europe’s best-known cannabis activists.

21 members now face jail sentences up to three years and huge fines
While hundreds of cannabis social clubs flourish in Spain.
Belgium seems to want to destroy this pioneering, non-commercial .club. Chairwoman Els Vermeesch is optimistic about the outcome

The club has been fully acquitted twice before. The verdict is expected towards the end of June 2019.

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Victims of ETA and associated groups 1968-2010

Videographic location of ETA victims, 1968-2010. Josu Ternera, one of the most influential leaders of former Basque separatist group ETA, was arrested in France on Thursday after more than 16 years on the run, Spain’s interior ministry said.VIDEOGRAPHICS

Right-wing party Vox bites off chunk of Spanish socialist votes in general election

Spain’s ruling Socialist Workers’ Party has claimed victory in Sunday’s general election. It failed to gain a parliamentary majority though and will now have to secure the support of other parties in order to form a government.

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Spain’s Socialist leader Sanchez claims election victory

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s Socialists won snap elections Sunday without the necessary majority to govern solo in a fragmented political landscape marked by the far-right’s entry into parliament. The results raise the spectre of another period of instability for Spain, with Sanchez depending on alliances with hostile rivals in an environment that has soured since Catalonia’s failed secession bid in 2017.

Polls close, counting begins in Spain’s snap elections

Polls have closed and the counting begins in Spain’s snap elections. The country’s socialist Prime Minister was ahead in last-minute opinion polls in a tense snap general election likely to see the far-right make a dramatic entrance in parliament after decades on the margins of politics. IMAGES of counting

People in Barcelona cast their vote in Spain’s snap election

People in Barcelona cast their vote in the Spain’s uncertain snap election marked by a resurgence of the far-right after more than four decades on the outer margins of politics. IMAGES of voters in Barcelona casting their vote

Spain: Partido Popular leader Pablo Casado votes in Madrid

Elected the youngest ever leader of Spain’s conservative Partido Popular (PP) party in July, 38-year-old Pablo Casado casts his vote in Madrid, in a general election marked by a resurgence of the far-right. Casado — who has waged an aggressive campaign against outgoing PM Sanchez, accusing him of betraying Spain for talking with Catalan separatists — could become the youngest Spanish Prime Minister in history. IMAGES

Spain: Vox party leader Santiago Abascal votes in Madrid

Santiago Abascal casts his ballot at a polling station in Madrid, with his party Vox expected to fetch more than 10 percent of votes, a result which would mark the return of the far-right in Spain after more than four decades on the outer margins of politics. IMAGES of Santiago Abascal voting

Podemos candidate Pablo Iglesias casts his vote in Madrid

Podemos candidate Pablo Iglesias casts his vote in Madrid, in Spain’s snap general election marked by a resurgence of the far-right after more than four decades on the outer margins of politics. IMAGES of Pablo Iglesias casting his vote