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Catalan Trial

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
From left to right, jailed Catalan leaders Josep Rull, Raül Romeva, Quim Forn, Jordi Cuixart, Oriol Junqueras, and Jordi Turull (by Estefania Escolà)

02 March 2021 01:53 PM

Catalan leaders’ prison day-leaves taken to Supreme Court as prosecutor fights appeal

Pro-independence leaders risk losing privileges allowing for regular leave while serving sentence for sedition

Jailed Catalan leaders Dolors Bassa (right), Carme Forcadell (center), and Raül Romeva (by Pere Francesch)

01 March 2021 10:15 AM

Public prosecutor appeals two Catalan leaders’ prison leave permits in Spain’s Supreme Court

Legal challenge aims to overrule lower court’s decision to provisionally keep prison privileges for pro-independence leaders

Seven pro-independence leaders leaving the Lledoners prison on a day permit (by Mar Martí)

24 February 2021 02:08 PM

Jailed Catalan leaders provisionally keep day-leave permits while court hears appeal

Judge dismisses prosecutor’s request to preemptively revoke prison privileges for six pro-independence politicians and activists

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