9-Oct-17 TV News: 'Catalan president threatened with jail'
09 October 2017 08:34 PM
ACN | Barcelona
Catalan President Lluís Companys was arrested in 1934 for declaring independence. Six years later, in 1940, after the Civil War, he was executed by order of Franco. Fast forward to today, Spain's ruling People's Party has said Catalan President Carles Puigdemont could face the same fate. Although they meant he could end up in prison, and not executed by firing squad, the comments have fanned the flames of what was already a tense situation in Catalonia, one day before a potential declaration of independence in Parliament. Here at Catalan News, we've got all the details.