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Malik Ayub Sumbal is Senior Broadcaster, Political Commentator, and Media Consultant. Malik has been associated with world-leading media outlets and news channels. He has more than 18 years of experience while working on key editorial positions. Malik was President at the Consortium for Press Freedom (CPF), a leading organization working for the Press Freedom and Free Speech around the world.

Catalonias VS Spanish Fascism

The Spanish authorities’ brutal use of police torture on innocent Catalonia’s is the latest in the limelight of western hypocrisies and double standards that they set for their own and the rest of the world.


When such kinds of movements rose up to the other parts of the world, it’s backed by the western lobbies, media, and Human Rights organizations, activists but when it flashed inside Europe then they used all authoritative measures to crush them.



Nevertheless, thanks to social media where the whole world can see how a country claiming to be the torchbearer of human rights treat its own people.


The Spanish government used excessive power in the form of the brutal police torture on innocent protesters that has been witnessed the whole world. No state is allowed according to the international law to use any kind of torture on protesters who stand up for their basic rights.


The silence of media and the human rights pundits add further shame in the so-called standards of Europe.


Europe is falling, every day on those standards that they have set for their own and the rest of the world. The world is watching these double standards and Europe is badly exposed.


The increasing agitation and the internal suppression in the European countries have increased to an alarming level that is resulting in such kind of freedom movements. The European model seems like failed as the suppression, the deprivation of the masses is increasing, and there is no solution towards it.


The far rights movements are rising in Europe just because of the monopoly and the control of the few powerful states who are controlling the whole European Union.


In the case of Catalonia if this, the movement raised somewhere else in the world, the European Union and Parliament shutout in the support of these activists but in the Spanish case, no such condemnation came yet. If such police tortured reported somewhere else in any other country the European Union, come up with sanctions and many other tactics of every possible exploitation to suppress that country.


The horrible videos that have been viral on social media completely exposed the Spanish government that they have no moral grounds left behind to rule this country. This barbaric use of force to control the pro-Independence Catalonians resulted in massively trending “Spain is a Fascist” overall on social media.


Europe has a long history of strengthening and feeding such kinds of freedom movements all around the world to destabilize countries and nations for the accomplishment of their own interests.


Now the center of these movements is in Europe, so despite crushing these movements, European countries should need to give them freedom and liberty that is their basic right. The people of Catalonia are demanding their independence that is their basic right. The Spanish government should give them their rights.

Malik Ayub Sumbal is an Award-Winning journalist, Geopolitical Analyst, Commentator & Moderator. He is the author of his newly published book Tovuz to Karabakh, A Comprehensive Analysis of War in South-Caucasus. He tweet @ayubsumbal