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Current and former parliament speakers denounce Supreme Court verdict

14 October 2019 06:53 PM

Parliament speakers past and present condemn leaders' convictions

Four Catalan chamber heads, spanning 1999 till today, describe jailing of Carme Forcadell as "attack on freedom of expression"

Junqueras was sentenced to 13 years behind bars (by Javier Barbancho)

14 October 2019 06:02 PM

EU advocate general to give opinion on Junqueras's immunity on Nov 12

Following Monday's hearing, European Court of Justice must now decide if jailed former vice president enjoys parliamentary immunity as elected MEP
Former Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, in Brussels on October 8, 2019 (by Nazaret Romero)

14 October 2019 05:07 PM

Convictions condemn 'more than two million people,' says Puigdemont

From Belgium, former president describes prison sentences for pro-independence colleagues "unfair" and "inhumane," and calls for protests

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont (right) and former ministers Toni Comín and Clara Ponsatí (by Nazaret Romero)

14 October 2019 03:25 PM

Spain issues new extradition order for Puigdemont after verdict

Supreme Court releases European Arrest Warrant for Catalan ex-president as pro-independence leaders get prison sentences for sedition

ERC spokesperson: the verdict is 'a historic mistake'

14 October 2019 02:10 PM

'Atrocity' and 'inhumane,' pro-referendum camp rejects verdict on Catalan leaders

Parties and organizations in favor of splitting from Spain call for people to respond "in the streets and at the ballot box"

Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon (by Reuters)

14 October 2019 12:37 PM

'Dreadful outcome': international response to convictions of 2017 referendum leaders

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was among the first public figures abroad to react to the sentencing of Catalan leaders

Pro-independence supporters protest after the conviction of 9 leaders for sedition (by Elisenda Rosanas)

14 October 2019 12:30 PM

Catalan trial verdict out - live updates

Follow the latest developments after the conviction of 9 pro-independence leaders for sedition

The view of a Brazilian journalist in Catalonia

12 October 2019 05:39 PM

Brazilian journalist Taíza Brito says guilty verdict in Catalan trial would be 'institutional violence'

Author of new book on 2017 referendum believes Supreme Court decision on Catalan leaders could be "turning point" in attracting international attention

Spanish govt spokesperson calls for a Constitutional Court warning to the Catalan government

11 October 2019 02:54 PM

Spanish government takes 'civil disobedience' motion to court

Madrid asks judiciary also to suspend resolution on self-determination and to warn Catalan cabinet of possible criminal charges
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