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Catalan Trial

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

Jailed Catalan leader Jordi Turull before entering the Lledoners prison (by Estefania Escolà)

22 April 2021 01:59 PM

Constitutional Court rejects first jailed independence leader's appeal, opening path to European justice

Top judges dismiss Jordi Turull's arguments, as 2017 referendum leaders have long anticipated taking their case to Strasbourg

Spain's Constitutional Court judge Cándido Conde-Pumpido (left), standing next to attorney general Dolores Delgado (by EFE)

07 April 2021 03:43 PM

Constitutional Court magistrate withdraws from referendum case

Defense had requested Cándido Conde-Pumpido's recusal for 2017 comments stating independence push was "illegal"

Catalan minister says imprisonment of pro-indy leaders is about 'vengeance and punishment'

06 April 2021 11:28 AM

Court revokes privileges for jailed pro-independence leaders Forcadell and Bassa

Both politicians lose regular day leaves and will have to enter prison again as the other seven officials behind bars have

State Attorney Rosa María Seoane, during the interrogation of pro-independence activist Jordi Turull in the Supreme Court, February 19, 2019 (Supreme Court)

30 March 2021 05:34 PM

Spanish government decision on pardoning jailed leaders nears after report

Solicitor general avoids taking a side, non-binding Supreme Court review remains last step before final cabinet decision

Catalan government urges Spain to decide between 'dialogue or vengeance'

09 March 2021 11:49 AM

Court removes day-leave permits of seven jailed independence leaders

Imprisoned male politicians and activists will have to return to jail with only 36 days a year allowed out
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