29th May 2020

Catalan Trial

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All nine jailed Catalan leaders now granted temporary leave

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All nine of the Catalan political leaders and activists sentenced from 9-13 years in prison for their roles in the October 2017 independence referendum in
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Spanish prosecutors oppose leave granted to jailed Catalan leaders

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Spanish prosecutors have threatened to bring a Supreme Court action against the use of Article 100.2 of the Spanish Constitution by some of the jailed Catalan
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Spanish and Catalan governments to commence talks on Wednesday

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The first round of the ‘bilateral negotiation table’ talks between the Spanish and Catalan governments will commence in Madrid on Wednesday 26 February, with the overall
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More of the jailed Catalan leaders allowed out of prison on leave

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Five of the nine Catalan independence leaders who are currently in jail for their role in the October 2017 referendum have now been given permission
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Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart can leave prison for paid or voluntary work

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The jailed Catalan pro-independence activists, Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart, have been given permission by Lledoners prison to leave the institution for a few days each
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Clara Ponsatí becomes MEP, despite Spanish electoral board announcement

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The European Parliament has officially recognised as an MEP the former Catalan education minister Clara Ponsatí, who is currently living in Scotland and awaiting an extradition hearing. Ponsatí is fighting
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Six of the jailed Catalan leaders attend Parliament hearing

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Six of the nine Catalan leaders who were sentenced to jail by the Spanish Supreme Court for their roles in the 2017 Catalan independence referendum,
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Clara Ponsatí’s forthcoming MEP status ‘could affect extradition’ from Scotland

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The full extradition hearing for Clara Ponsatí, the former Catalan education minister now living in Scotland, is scheduled to start on 11 May in Edinburgh. But it
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Spanish government will seek to reform definition of ‘sedition’ in criminal code

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The new Spanish coalition government said this week that it is open to modifying the crime of sedition, and intends to include it among other proposed
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Ex-Mossos chief Trapero denies any ‘close relationship’ with Puigdemont

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The trial of Josep Lluís Trapero, former head of the Catalan police (Mossos d’Esquadra) began at Spain’s National Court in Madrid on Monday. Trapero is charged with