The Catalan Ombudsman joins Twitter

On June 15th the Síndic (Catalan Ombudsman) will join the social network Twitter. The account @sindicdegreuges will be a new way to make the Ombudsman and its activities better known and to be more accessible to citizens.
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Investigation on police intervention in Plaça de Catalunya

The Catalan Ombudsman opened an ex-officio action to determine if the Catalan Autonomous Police acted disproportionately on May 27th, making way for a cleaning crew in Barcelona's Catalunya square, where protesters had been camping for 12 days. Also, the Catalan Ombudsman has received complaints from people injured by the Police and from representatives of organizations and institutions unable to carry out their duties as they were being asked by the protesters.
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Meeting with the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT)

Catalan Ombudsman, Rafael Ribó, and other members of his office will meet the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) to discuss the control mechanisms for the systems of deprivation of freedom. CPT's team is currently in Spain to gather information for its periodic report on torture prevention.

The Catalan Ombudsman and Foment del Treball (Catalan Employers Organization) promote the debate of the defence of consumer rights

For the first time in its history, the Catalan Ombudsman held a Conference with the defenders of the private sector to set up a common discussion framework. Due to society's evolution consumer rights are becoming of greater importance, especially those related to basic services.
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