23rd August 2019

Catalan Trial

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Jailed Jordi Cuixart seeks meeting with Pedro Sánchez

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Jordi Cuixart, the jailed head of the Òmnium Cultural pro-independence organisation, has asked acting Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, for a meeting, and for his group
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Focus: the ‘Catalan Trials’ still to come …

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The main Catalan Trial that was held at Spain’s Supreme Court in Madrid lasted from 12 February until 12 June – 52 days of court sessions
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UN working group calls for release of four more jailed Catalan politicians

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The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has now called for the ‘immediate’ release of four more Catalan politicians, with some having already
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Jailed leaders to start journey back to Catalan prisons

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Nine Catalan pro-independence leaders will be transferred back to Catalan prisons by Wednesday after sitting in the dock for four months for the Catalan trial
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Lawyer seeks ‘motion of censure’ against Spain at UN Human Rights Council

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Ben Emmerson, the prominent international Human Rights lawyer representing jailed Catalan leaders Oriol Junqueras, Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart, has made a formal request to refer
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Supreme Court rejects release of jailed leaders

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The Spanish Supreme Court has ruled that the nine imprisoned Catalan leaders will have to remain in detention until the verdict is out. It has
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Catalan Trial: what happens next?

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The Catalan Trial lasted 52 sessions spanning four months, in which cross-examinations were heard from the 12 Catalan prosecuted leaders, 422 witnesses and various experts.
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Catalan Trial: Final Day 52 – defence summaries and defendants’ statements

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After 52 days of court sessions over 4 months (since 12 February) and 422 witness statements, the Catalan Trial has now concluded until verdicts are announced –
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Catalan Trial: Day 51 – defence summaries

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The closing arguments from the defence teams in the Catalan trial, on its 51st day, started at Spain’s Supreme Court with the lawyer representing for