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Catalan Trial

A Parliament worker holds up a bandana asking for former Speaker Forcadell to be released from prison (Bernat Vilaró/ACN)

12 June 2019 12:18 PM

Former speaker tried ‘for who she is, and not for what she did,’ says defense

European Court of Human Rights rejects hearing Forcadell's case on her precautionary detention

Closing arguments of Marina Roig, defense lawyer of Jordi Cuixart

12 June 2019 10:32 AM

Activist Cuixart's lawyer cites international law to defend 'peaceful resistance'

Marina Roig appeals to the right to freedom of assembly to refute rebellion charges for leading demonstrations

One of the defense lawyers in the Catalan trial, Jordi Pina, on June 11, 2019

11 June 2019 06:44 PM

Events in 2017 were not 'uprisings but demonstrations,' defense tells court

In his closing arguments, lawyer of three Catalan leaders on trial over independence bid denies charge of rebellion

Defense lawyer accuses public prosecutor of bias and exaggeration

11 June 2019 01:59 PM

Prosecutor accused of 'bias and exaggeration' as Catalan trial reaches closing stages

Defense lawyer says the trial and verdict is an "opportunity to resolve the conflict" by "putting the ball back in the court of politics"

Defense lawyer Melero criticizes the 'mention of Nazis' by the prosecution

11 June 2019 01:49 PM

Catalonia never declared independence, defense lawyer tells Supreme Court

Joaquim Forn's counsel argues that parliament's actions disproved its words
Defense lawyers Xavier Melero and Andreu Van den Eynde listen to witnesses on April 10 2019 (by the Supreme Court)

10 June 2019 04:52 PM

Defenses take stand for last time in independence trial

Proceedings will come to a close on Wednesday with defendants' closing remarks

Spain's solicitor general, Rosa María Seoane, on June 4, 2019

04 June 2019 08:34 PM

Solicitor general refutes charge of violent rebellion against Catalan leaders

Far-right Vox pushes for a "dissuasive" sentence for defendants so that "no one dares" carry out "sophisticated coup attempt" again

04 June 2019 05:24 PM

'Prosecutors are trying to define a new concept of violence' says defense lawyer

'Prosecutors are trying to define a new concept of violence' says defense lawyer

Spain's public prosecutor is requesting prison sentences totalling 177 years for the 12 pro-independence politicians and activists in the dock at the Supreme Court, accusing most of them of rebellion, misuse of public funds, and disobedience

'Prosecutors could have apologized for what happened in Catalonia on referendum day, but they didn't' says defense lawyer

04 June 2019 04:45 PM

How prosecution justifies rebellion charges – and how defense might refute them

Civil disobedience, peaceful means, calls for dialogue, lack of dialogue from Madrid, among arguments set to be used by jailed leaders' lawyers

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