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Seven keys to understanding defendants' arguments in the independence trial

21 January 2019 03:47 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

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Twelve pro-independence politicians and activists will face a trial for the October 2017 referendum and the declaration of independence in the coming weeks – nine of them are in pre-trial jail. They face a proposed 177-year prison sentence altogether proposed by the public prosecutor, for charges like rebellion, misuse of funds, and disobedience. Most of them have already handed in their statements of defense, meaning that their arguments faced with the allegations have already been released. Each display distinctive features, better understood with seven key points for understanding the main ideas of the defenses.

  • Seven keys to understanding defendants' arguments in the independence trial