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Catalan Trial

The Supreme Court judges during the Catalan trial (by Pool EFE)

23 September 2021 01:10 PM

Supreme Court rejects lawsuit against Spain’s president over Catalan leaders’ pardons

Right-wing group accused Pedro Sánchez of breaching his duty

Jordi Sànchez is applauded at the National Day protest on September 11, 2021 (by Sílvia Jardí)

20 September 2021 08:32 PM

Pardoned independence leader Sànchez takes case to European Court of Human Rights

Activist-turned-politician wants an "unequivocal correction" of his sentence and criticizes "violations of fundamental rights"

Head of Spain's judiciary blasts decision to pardon jailed independence leaders

06 September 2021 01:44 PM

Spain’s judiciary head criticizes pardon of Catalan leaders

Carlos Lesmes says sedition convictions had "nothing to do with revenge"

MEP Clara Ponsatí (by Nazaret Romero)

26 August 2021 02:35 PM

Scottish court closes extradition case of exiled Catalan leader

Court says it no longer has jurisdiction over Clara Ponsatí, who now resides in Belgium as a member of the EU parliament

Formerly jailed politician defends amnesty and dialogue 'with no limitations'

06 July 2021 07:55 PM

Pardoned Catalan independence leader: ‘This is a question of democracy, not nationalism’

Raül Romeva insists on need for amnesty and dialogue “with no limitations” to resolve conflict
Seven Catalan independence leaders exit prison after being pardoned by Spain (by Nia Escolà)

28 June 2021 03:08 PM

Supreme Court rejects urgent unionist plea to send independence leaders back to jail

Magistrates will not put pardons immediately on hold as requested, but final decision on legal challenges is still pending

Independence leaders walk free from prison

23 June 2021 11:59 AM

Independence leaders walk free following Spain’s pardons after 3.5 years in prison

Nine politicians and activists had been found guilty of sedition for leading Catalonia’s referendum push in 2017

Image of the 12 accused in the Catalan trial, sitting in the dock in Spain's Supreme Court, on February 12, 2019 (by Pool EFE)

22 June 2021 05:41 PM

Pardons for jailed independence leaders: How did we get here?

9 to 13-year prison sentences for sedition and misuse of funds followed 2017 independence referendum

Seven jailed pro-independence leaders outside the Lledoners prison (by Estefania Escolà)

22 June 2021 03:16 PM

Pardons for jailed leaders: bans from office excluded, conditional on not reoffending

Individuals will not be able to run for election until between 2027 and 2031 and grace measure can be reversed within next three to six years

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