Washington, DC - As Kartik Raj, Human Rights Watch Europe researcher, concludes his “work week in Catalonia looking into allegations of excessive use of force during the #CatalanReferendum”, it is important to remind the American based human rights organization of its obligations to faithfully document and uncompromisingly report on Spain’s alleged violations and abuses against civilians and non-violent political activists.

Elderly protester seen helpless as she is lifted up from the ground by two policemen.
Elderly protester seen helpless as she is lifted up from the ground by two policemen.
Hassan Masiky was born in Kenitra, Morocco, and is based in Washington as a blogger and freelance writer.