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Catalan Trial

'We’re meeting again in Europe,' says lawyer of jailed Catalan politician

10 June 2021 11:19 AM

Turull becomes second jailed independence leader to take case to Europe

Former presidency minister argues the court was not impartial and his freedom of expression was breached

Catalan activist Jordi Cuixart on a prison permit (by Àlex Recolons)

09 June 2021 02:42 PM

Activist Cuixart becomes first jailed leader to take case to European Court of Human Rights

Pro-independence Omnium civic group president is serving 9-year sentence for leading protest ahead of 2017 referendum

From left to right, former Catalan ministers Meritxell Borràs, Santi Vila, and Carles Mundó facing trial at Spain's Supreme Court (by EFE)

09 June 2021 02:30 PM

Ex-ministers who avoided jail in Catalan trial complete 20-month disqualification

Mundó, Borràs, and Vila become first pro-independence leaders to conclude sentence

Jailed Catalan politicians and activists Jordi Cuixart, Josep Rull, Jordi Sànchez and Oriol Junqueras leave Lledoners prison to travel to Madrid for their trial, February 1, 2019 (Catalan government)

31 May 2021 06:48 PM

Spanish cabinet to grant jailed Catalan leaders 'reversible' pardons, say media reports

Leaks suggest pro-independence politicians and activists could again be imprisoned if they break the law

Josep Rull giving his closing statement in Spain's Supreme Court on June 12, 2019 (Supreme Court)

11 May 2021 02:24 PM

Rull becomes second independence leader to be able to take case to Strasbourg after Spanish court rejects appeal

Constitutional Court judges dismiss jailed politician's arguments, paving the way to European Court of Human Rights
Former minister Meritxell Serret raising a fist as she leaves the Supreme Court in late March 2021 (by Andrea Zamorano)

06 May 2021 05:37 PM

Formerly exiled independence leader to face court for disobedience and misuse of public funds

Supreme Court ends investigation over Meritxell Serret’s role in the 2017 referendum
European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (by Reuters)

05 May 2021 04:05 PM

Catalan independence v Spain: the legal battles at the European Court of Human Rights

Full list of legal cases stemming from the independence movement and brought before the Strasbourg court

Former minister tells Supreme Court she had 'taken on responsibility of democratic  mandate'

30 April 2021 12:31 PM

Formerly in exile independence leader testifies before Supreme Court

Meritxell Serret returned from Belgium by surprise on March 11 but was not detained upon arrival
Exterior image of the Constitutional Court (Photo by Tània Tàpia)

29 April 2021 12:27 PM

Two Constitutional Court judges state that Catalan trial verdict is 'disproportionate'

Defense lawyer believes lack of consensus among top judges could be "prelude" to European justice revoking prison sentences

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