13th December 2019

Judges for Democracy

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Seven of nine Catalan activists arrested to appear in court in Madrid

Newsdesk / ACN
Of the nine Catalan pro-independence activists arrested by the Guardia Civil police on Monday, seven will appear at Spain’s National Court in Madrid on Thursday
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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: ‘popular prosecution has no equivalent elsewhere in EU’

AFP
Far-right Spanish party Vox is on track to get a global soapbox as it takes part in the much-hyped trial of Catalan pro-independence leaders as