17th October 2019

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Marches to Barcelona from Girona, Vic, Tàrrega, Tarragona, Berga

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Five 100km-long marches started early in the morning from different towns in Catalonia on Wednesday, which are expected to converge and culminate in a major rally
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Defence lawyers on verdict: ‘This has been a political trial’

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Several of the defence lawyers for the Catalan political leaders and activists convicted on Monday morning in the Catalan trial have expressed their reactions to
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Catalan Trial verdict: full details of each sentence

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Below are the details of each verdict and sentence announced by Spain’s Supreme Court for the Catalan political leaders and activists behind the 2017 independence bid. Also
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Catalan Trial verdict and sentences – up to 13 years

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Nine Catalan pro-independence leaders have been convicted to 9 to 13 years in jail, guilty of sedition and some of them also misuse of funds.
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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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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 –