Posts tagged ‘guardia civil’

May 21, 2014

Herramientas contra la censura: TOR

  La situación de persecución que se esta viviendo en las redes sociales tras la última ofensiva del regimen español ha llevado a muchos blogueros y comentaristas a usar alternativas que garanticen su privacidad y libertad de expresión sin miedo a represalias.

Ejemplo de delitos en youtube

Ejemplo de delitos en youtube

Un recurso muy socorrido para todo tipo de usuarios, inclusive aquellos sin apenas conocimientos informáticos, es TOR, acrónimo de The Onion Router (el router encebollado). No voy a explayarme en los aspectos técnicos porque hay una abundante información al respecto tanto en la web del producto como en otros muchos sites, baste decir que es un programa sencillísimo de usar que nos permite navegar, postear, comprar…en internet con seguridad y privacidad al margen de los mecanismos cohercitivos del regimen de Madrid. Hay binarios para distintos sistemas operativos y plataformas: windows, android, mac os x, etc… y se puede usar tanto en ordenadores de sobremesa como en smartphones o tablets. Desde la página del programa nos lo descargamos, clicamos dos veces encima del archivo descargado, se genera una nueva carpeta (habitualmente en el escritorio) y dentro de ella está el ejecutable del programa. Haciendo clic sobre él ya empezamos a ejecutarlo. Se trata tan sólo de un navegador web, mozilla firefox, convenientemente modificado de forma que la identificación del usuario sea algo controlado por este mismo, evitando asi distintos mecanismos de censura. La navegación al principio es algo más lenta (debido entre otras cosas al uso de distintos nodos) pero cuando llevamos unos minutos usándola se normaliza.

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  TOR es una herramienta imprescindible desde hace ya años para periodistas, blogueros, comentaristas, agentes de inteligencia etc…que dificulta la censura. Su uso aumentó exponencialmente, sobre todo en ambientes empresariales para evitar la piratería industrial desde que se conocen las técnicas de control de las comunicaciones de la NSA, como el programa PRISM y similares. Junto a recursos como freeNET o i2p, Tor es a día de hoy una de las formas más accesibles que tenemos los usuarios domésticos de garantizar nuestra libertad de opinión sin miedo a represalias.

  Web oficial del proyecto TOR:

https://www.torproject.org/index.html.en

May 13, 2014

La tortura en España: impunidad y negación por parte de las autoridades

Documento publicado por Amnistia Internacional respecto a la situación de la TORTURA en España como parte de su campaña TORTURA STOP

   Desde que España ratificó en 1987 la Convención contra la Tortura, Amnistía Internacional ha seguido recibiendo denuncias sobre casos de tortura y malos tratos por parte de los cuerpos y fuerzas de seguridad. “Las autoridades españolas no se toman en serio la gravedad de la tortura. Siguen sin reconocer que se trata de un problema persistente y se niegan a considerar la tortura como crimen de derecho internacional. Mientras tanto, las víctimas de tortura siguen desprotegidas” ha declarado Eva Suárez-Llanos, directora adjunta de Amnistía Internacional en España.

  • En las últimas reformas del Código Penal, los sucesivos gobiernos no han tipificado correctamente la tortura adecuando su definición a lo que marca la Convención, por ejemplo, incluyendo la violación sexual bajo custodia como forma de tortura.

  • El Gobierno acaba de restringir por Ley el ejercicio de la jurisdicción universal en España hasta el punto de hacerlo casi inaplicable. La tortura es uno de los crímenes de derecho internacional que los jueces españoles apenas podrán perseguir en nuestro territorio.

  • Los sucesivos gobiernos no han establecido de manera suficiente las medidas y mecanismos necesarios para prevenir la tortura bajo custodia de los cuerpos y fuerzas de seguridad (como, por ejemplo, la introducción de videocámaras en todos los lugares donde las personas están detenidas), ni para investigarla de manera exhaustiva, independiente e imparcial cuando ocurre. Cuando las investigaciones llegan a producirse, muchos casos terminan en impunidad, al no poder identificarse a los responsables.

  • Recientemente, Amnistía Internacional ha denunciado abusos policiales que pueden constituir torturas y malos tratos (y falta de rendición de cuentas por esos abusos) en el contexto de manifestaciones celebradas contra las medidas de austeridad impulsadas por el gobierno.

  • España extradita a personas a países donde existe el peligro de que sean torturadas, como en el caso del marroquí Ali Aarrass. El kazajo Aleksandr Pavlov, encarcelado en España y reclamado por su país, está en peligro inminente de sufrir el mismo destino, si no prospera el recurso sobre su solicitud de asilo presentado en la Audiencia Nacional. Su extradición ya ha sido aprobada por el Consejo de Ministros.

  • Sin embargo, hace pocas semanas, la Audiencia Nacional sí ha negado la extradición del exinspector de policía, Juan Antonio González, Billy el Niño, y el excapitán de la Guardia Civil Jesús Muñecas, reclamados por la justicia argentina por su presunta implicación en casos de tortura durante el franquismo, alegando que los delitos ya han “prescrito”. Las normas internacionales indican claramente que los delitos de tortura son imprescriptibles.

 

Más información
Gabinete de prensa de la Sección Española de Amnistía Internacional, Telf., 91 310 12 77
Centro de Documentación de AI: doc.es.amnesty.org.

May 9, 2014

Spain: more than 300 people persecuted by the police on social networks for their political opinión

  Civil Guard, a spanish militarized police, is looking for anonymous people who exalt ETA on social networks , a senior officer has admitted. 21 people were recently arrested for alleged glorification of terrorism in Facebook and Twitter, not without controversy, and this was considered by many organizations an attack on freedom of speech and an intimidation by the regime.

You can glorify real terrorists like Franco and his supporters, you can spit on the memory of victims of terrorism, but don’t say a single word about ETA or you directly go to jail.

  Some criticized the operation has been conceived only against people talking about to ETA, and not opened to the wide range of insults found in social networks against the victims of Franco’s terrorism or Spanish police . Guardia Civil says their unit ( UCE- 1) , created two years ago to track information on the Internet about ETA , is dedicated only to the basque armed group and their supporters, not anybody else. So this means that they will act only depending on the ideology of the comments made on social network. You can glorify all the fascist massacres you want on social networks, but remember: not a single word about ETA (only what the regime want you to say) or you can go to jail like these guys. Remember: in Spain we have good nazi-fascist killers who become Chiefs of State and bad basque leftist killers, and our government only spend its money fighting against the last ones.

Civil Guard will look for crimes of opinion on the internet

Civil Guard will look for crimes of opinion on the internet

A double standard: other cases of harassment

   And this is why the Spanish regime will not move a finger to protect other victims of terrorism, as Pilar Manjon, the president of the “Association of 11M victims of Terrorism“, harassed on social networks , where she has received threats and insults. Manjon considered also there is a double standard , marked by ideology. Manjon criticized the prosecution acted in ‘Operation Spider ‘ , where 21 twitterers have been arrested for glorifying terrorism , while the same prosecutor has always been opposed to the various complaints she has filed when she has received threats and insults like “You’re a fucking bitch opportunist who drinks with those who dismembered your son ” and many others.

May 8, 2014

Spain nevermore: why I don’t travel to Spain anymore

Jonathan Adshead, 45, is furious after being accused of a litany of crimes including knocking over a cyclist and talking on the phone, but only finally being fined for failing to indicate correctly, an offence he strongly denies. The motor dealer, a regular visitor to Spain, is now planning to sue the force after he was told to pay the €100 fine or spend ‘at least a night’ in the cells.

He and his wife Carmel from Lancashire have just ended a rental contract in Mijas and have decided to move back to the UK permanently because of the incident. It comes after they insist they were ‘very aggressively’ treated by the police over a three hour period on October 19.

“We now see the whole thing as absolute corruption – we were gobsmacked,” he added. The couple – who have been visiting Spain for decades – were driving out of Mijas pueblo when a Guardia Civil police car pulled them over. They were initially told that they had failed to indicate at a roundabout, but when they denied the charge, things turned nasty. The officer became furious, ignoring their attempts to cooperate and insisted that teh came to the station for more questioning.

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“When I came over with my phone, so he could speak to the insurance company, he knocked it out of my hand,” explained Adshead. “I couldn’t believe it.” They spent the next three hours at the station being questioned by four different officers, who continually invented new charges. Describing it as a ‘fishing exercise’ he said: “They assumed a couple of Brits, leaving a small village at lunch time would have been drinking – I think they thought it was a sure bet – but when the breathalyser showed all zeros they just about blew the roof off the place.”It was at that point they alleged that he had hit a cyclist, threatened to compound his car and arrest him for the night. When he was accused of talking on his mobile while driving he showed them his call history, which proved that he had not been on it since the morning.

“They kept coming up with new charges. The police said, ‘pay up, or it’s really not going to be a good weekend for you.  “They might as well have put a menu in front of us and said, ‘choose what you want to pay for’.”Eventually they managed to get a Spanish friend to speak to the police, who advised them to pay up, or face something worse. They were told they had to pay a €200 fine for not indicating, which would be reduced to €100 if they paid it on the spot.

 

 

 

March 2, 2014

15 inmigrants drown after guardia civil fire rubber bullets

Police continue to find bodies of African immigrants following Thursday’s massive stampede of the Morocco-Spain border in which 250 people launched themselves at the barbed-wire fence on Tarajal beach, which is shared between two countries.So far, 15 sub-Saharan Africans have been found dead off the beach after having drowned during what has been described by the Spanish regime as an ‘assault’ on the fence on Thursday night at around 18.35hrs. Spanish border police fired rubber bullets in an attempt to deter 200 migrants who tried to cross the frontier between Morocco and Spain’s north African enclave Ceuta on 6 February, Reuters has reported.

new-ReduceImgWidth.asp The European Commission said on Friday it would ask Spain to explain why police fired rubber bullets at immigrants who were trying to swim to Spain’s north African enclave Ceuta from Morocco. “The commission considers that the Spanish authorities have a responsibility to look into the circumstances of this particular incident in Ceuta,” said Michele Cercone, spokesman for EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom.

Spanish Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz told a parliamentary commission that rubber bullets had been fired at a distance of at least 25 meters from the migrants while they were in the water.Fernandez added that the breakwater separating Spanish and Moroccan waters would be lengthened to deter migrants trying to swim to Spanish territory. After denying the existence of rubber bullets, then the video recordings of the events etc…a judge is investigating what really happened that night to those 15 inmigrants