PRIVACY VIOLATIONS

Spanish dentist caught secretly filming colleague undress given three years

The female employee discovered a pen drive that had been used to record her when she got changed at the Madrid clinic where she worked. The victim has also won compensation

CATALONIA INDEPENDENCE DRIVE

Civil Guard colonel slams actions of Mossos chief during Catalan independence drive

Diego Pérez de los Cobos tells court he would have removed Josep Lluís Trapero from his role as head of the regional police force for his leadership in 2017

CATALONIA INDEPENDENCE DRIVE

Ex-Mossos chief seeks to distance himself from Catalan independence leaders

This week saw the start of the High Court trial of four figures connected to the regional police involved in the events of 2017

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE DRIVE

Former Mossos chief seeks to distance himself from Catalan independence leaders

This week saw the start of the High Court trial of four figures from the regional police force involved in the events of 2017

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE DRIVE

Who is who in the latest trial covering the 2017 Catalan independence drive

The four defendants in this new court case related to the secessionist challenge include Josep Lluís Trapero, the then-head of the Mossos d’Esquadra regional police force

Crime

Alleged fraudster ‘Little Nicolás’ could be facing up to 30 years in jail

Francisco Nicolás Gómez Iglesias, 25, is being investigated for passing himself off as an envoy of Spain’s King Felipe VI, a government representative, and even a secret agent

HISTORICAL MEMORY

Spain’s Supreme Court rules in favor of exhumation of Francisco Franco

The judges examining the appeal by the former dictator’s family have decided that his remains should be taken to the Pardo cemetery, where his wife is buried

LA MANADA

Vox politician on “Wolf-Pack” verdict: “Only sex through prostitution is safe”

Francisco Serrano, who leads the far-right party in Andalusia, criticized the Supreme Court ruling which found five men guilty of raping an 18-year-old woman

POLITICS

Bitcoin, a boat and book royalties: What assets do Spain’s top politicians hold?

Newly elected lawmakers, including Pedro Sánchez, astronaut Pedro Duque and far-right Vox leader Santiago Abascal, have submitted their financial holdings – and there are some interesting findings

DRIVING SAFETY

Convictions for driving under the influence jump 10% in Spain

More than 40% of drivers killed in traffic accidents had consumed alcohol or drugs, according to data from the Prosecutor General’s Office

EU ELECTIONS

Spanish courts say Carles Puigdemont can run in EU elections

The former Catalan premier, who fled Spain after the failed secession bid, had challenged an earlier decision to ban his nomination

Corruption in Spain

Hackers broadcast live stream of police camera at Podemos leaders’ home

The device that had been installed at the house of Pablo Iglesias and Irene Montero had to be replaced by the Civil Guard after the anti-austerity party was made aware of the intrusion

EUTHANASIA IN SPAIN

Euthanasia debate reignites in Spain after man arrested for helping his wife die

María José Carrasco suffered from multiple sclerosis for 30 years and had reached the terminal stage of the disease

SPANIARDS IN ISIS

Spanish prosecutors consider legal action against ISIS women in Syria

Two of the Spaniards located at a camp for Islamic State followers are already under investigation by Spain’s High Court, and all three could face terrorism charges back home

Politics

Court probes involvement of ex-police chief in plot to discredit Podemos

In 2016, the PP-run Interior Ministry granted legal residency status to a Venezuelan national who provided unverified information about the left-wing party’s leader, Pablo Iglesias

SPORT

Soccer coach José Mourinho accepts one-year jail sentence for tax fraud in Spain

The former Real Madrid manager, who will also have to pay a €2-million fine, joins a long list of stars to be accused of fiscal crimes by the Spanish justice system

FAR-RIGHT PARTIES IN SPAIN

PP accepts some of far-right Vox’s demands in order to govern Andalusia

After long negotiations in the wake of elections last December, the conservative group’s deal will see the Socialist Party lose power in the region for the first time in 36 years

ANDALUSIAN REGIONAL ELECTIONS

Vox: the far-right party that made shock gains in the regional polls

Not since far-right politician Blas Piñar lost his seat in Congress in 1982 has a group with such an extreme ideology set foot in any of the country’s parliaments

POLITICS

Judge prosecutes ex-Madrid premier over master’s degree scandal

Cristina Cifuentes is accused of falsifying documents tied to her academic title from King Juan Carlos University

FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN SPAIN

Comic in court after blowing his nose on Spanish flag during TV sketch

Dani Mateo is the latest personality from the world of TV and film to fall foul of the law in Spain, after actor Willy Toledo recently appeared before a judge over comments insulting the Virgin Mary

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

Prosecutor tried to probe actor Willy Toledo’s comments about Easter week

The activist’s lawyer has expressed his outrage over the move, calling it “more in line with the parameters used at the time by the Spanish Inquisition”

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

Judge to prosecute actor Willy Toledo for insulting God and the Virgin Mary

Magistrate opts to press ahead with case, which was brought against the activist by a Catholic lawyers association for comments he made on Facebook

POLITICS

Fresh setback for Spanish university at center of master’s scandal over financial excesses

After being accused of gifting degrees to politicians, the head of a law school at King Juan Carlos University is now under scrutiny for credit cards used to fund luxury lifestyle

FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN SPAIN

Spain’s prosecutor general suggests softer sentences for online hate crimes

Current legislation covering racist, homophobic or anti-Semitic messages posted online forces judges to hand out a minimum of 30 months’ jail time

POLITICS

Spain’s PP leader faces new legal setback over suspect master’s degree

Judge sends case to Supreme Court after finding signs of wrongdoing in Pablo Casado’s academic qualification

CRIME

Wanted killer and rapist who fled Spain is captured in Senegal

After fleeing Spanish prison, Guillermo Fernández Bueno was caught crossing border from Mauritania

HEALTH

Spanish court investigates Bayer for Essure contraceptive

Women say the device caused constant hemorrhaging and led to loss of their reproductive organs