Thousands march in Barcelona to protest jailing of separatist leaders

People march during a demonstration to support Catalonia’s jailed pro-independence leaders and politicians in Barcelona, Spain, April 15, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of people began marching in Barcelona on Sunday to protest the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders facing trial on “rebellion” charges. Many chanted “Freedom for the political prisoners” as they massed […]

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Spain issues international warrants for Catalan separatists

Catalonia’s former president Carles Puigdemont A Spanish judge on Friday issued international arrest warrants against Catalonia’s former president Carles Puigdemont and four others involved in the region’s independence movement, the Supreme court announced. In this file photo shows Catalania’s former president Carles Puigdemont signs a document about  the independence of Catalonia in Barcelona on October 10, 2017. (AFP) Supreme […]

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Three jailed Spain’s Catalan leaders appeal to UN panel over ‘unlawful’ imprisonment

A protester holds a banner depicting images of Catalan separatist leaders Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez in front of police officers during a demonstration outside the Catalan parliament on January 30, 2018 in Barcelona. (Photo by AFP) Three jailed leaders of Spain’s Catalonia region have appealed against their sentences to a United Nations panel. Lawyers […]

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Spain rules out possibility of Carles Puigdemont becoming Catalonia president again

Spanish Minister of Education, Culture and Sports and Government spokesperson Inigo Mendez de Vigo makes a statement on the situation in Catalonia at the Spanish Congress in Madrid, October 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Spain has ruled out the possibility of Catalonia’s former leader Carles Puigdemont becoming the Spanish region’s president again. Catalonia’s majority pro-independence […]

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Spain’s Supreme Court refuses to free jailed ex-Catalan vice president Oriol Junquera

A Spanish police vehicle arrives at the Supreme Court in Madrid presumably transporting Catalonia’s imprisoned former vice-president Oriol Junqueras for a hearing before the judge, January 4, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Spain’s Supreme Court on Friday decided not to release former Catalan vice president Oriol Junqueras, jailed while he is investigated for rebellion and sedition […]

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