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Catalan Trial

Former interior minister Joaquim Forn denies giving any “political orders“ to the Catalan police

14 February 2019 01:23 PM

Former interior minister: 'I defended referendum as politician but told police to follow court orders'

Joaquim Forn testifies after former vice president Junqueras

 Supreme Court judge Manuel Marchena accepts the defendants speaking in Catalan if they want to “for emotional reason.”

14 February 2019 10:38 AM

Court accepts Catalan language but rejects simultaneous translation

Day 3 of trial starts with judge's statement on preliminary questions ahead of Junqueras' testimony

ERC party officials pose for a group photo before the start of the Catalan trial day 3

14 February 2019 09:21 AM

Large delegation of ERC in Madrid to support party head

Oriol Junqueras expected to be first to testify on day 3 of independence trial

Sergi Sabrià reacts to the statements on trial day 2

13 February 2019 08:02 PM

Defense challenges prosecutor's allegation of violence during independence bid

Jordi Cuixart's lawyer says charges "lack veracity," while Catalan political figures question trial's purpose

Far-right Vox lawyer asks judges not to accept defendants wearing yellow ribbons in the courtroom

13 February 2019 02:38 PM

'Human barricades thrown at police’: prosecutor blames Catalan leaders for referendum violence

On second day of trial, Supreme Court dismisses far-right Vox’s petition  to seize yellow ribbon from defendant

Public prosecutor blames former Catalan government of Spain's police violence during referendum

13 February 2019 01:21 PM

Independence trial continues with prosecutors' preliminary statements

Judge expected to decide on general questions before defendants speak on Wednesday or in coming days

International observers Fabio Marcelli and Javier Pérez Royo give their opinion on the trial

13 February 2019 12:50 PM

Solution to Spanish-Catalan relations ‘can’t be found through a criminal trial,’ says international observer

The Supreme Court did not allow observers but some gained entrance as members of the public
MP Carles Riera and other activists sat in front of the prosecution office in Barcelona (by Elisenda Rosanas, ACN)

12 February 2019 07:30 PM

Start of independence trial sparks protests around Catalonia

Officials, public workers, activists, unions, professionals, students and senior citizens condemn prosecution of political leaders in Spain's Supreme Court
European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen (photo by: Natàlia Segura)

12 February 2019 07:21 PM

European Commission 'fully trusts' Spain's legal system over trial

Vice president Katainen says case "is not a political question"
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