22nd April 2019

Ignacio Cosidó

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Trial focus: Manuel Marchena on a ‘prestige’ tightrope

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At the helm of the hugely divisive trial of Catalan independence leaders, Supreme Court judge Manuel Marchena is performing a difficult balancing act, alternating firmness
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Trial focus: Spanish judiciary also on defensive

AFP
As 12 Catalan independence leaders prepare to go on trial in Madrid, Spain has been forced to defend the independence and impartiality of its courts.
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Mariano Rajoy to be called as witness in Catalan trial

SiE Newsdesk / ACN / Catalan News
Spain’s Supreme Court will call former Spanish Prime Minster Mariano Rajoy to give evidence in the upcoming trial of Catalan pro-independence leaders, now confirmed to start
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Spain’s chosen judiciary head backs out

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Manuel Marchena, the judge chosen to preside over the Spanish judiciary following an agreement between the ruling Socialists (PSOE) and People’s Party (PP), has decided
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Leaked chats hint to ‘control’ of court trial

SiE Newsdesk / ACN / Catalan News
According to leaked chats from Spain’s People’s Party (PP) spokesman in the Spanish Senate, the party could ‘control from the behind the scenes’ the trial prosecuting