14-Feb-19 TV News in 100 Seconds: ‘Junqueras states he’s a political prisoner, Forn denies giving orders to Catalan police’
Former vice president Oriol Junqueras told the Supreme Court he is a political prisoner, on trial for his ideas, and rejected the prosecutors´ questions.
Interior minister during the referendum, Quim Forn, denied giving any political orders to Catalan police. Both leaders spoke after spending 15 months in pre-trial detention, and were both applauded and criticized by other politicians.
The main unionist parties in Spain are trying to prevent the Catalan president and his predecessor in exile, Carles Puigdemont, from speaking in the European Parliament next Monday. The Socialists, People’s Party and Ciutadans have asked President Tajani to ban the conference.