16th June 2019

Raül Romeva

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Court bars Oriol Junqueras from taking up seat as MEP

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Spain’s Supreme Court has denied the jailed pro-independence leader Oriol Junqueras permission to leave prison in order to take the necessary steps in Madrid that
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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
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Catalan Trial: Day 49 summary

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On the 49th day of the Catalan Trial, the defence teams were finally able to start presenting their video evidence in court. Among their first videos were scenes
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Raül Romeva suspended from Spain’s Senate

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The Spanish Senate Bureau has approved the suspension of former Catalan minister Raül Romeva, who is currently in jail whilst a defendant in the Catalan Trial for
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Update: Full details of UN group’s report demanding release

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A United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called for the immediate release of three jailed Catalan pro-independence leaders: Jordi Cuixart, Jordi Sànchez and
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Jailed Catalan leaders register as MPs in parliament

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The five jailed Catalan pro-independence leaders who were elected as MPs and senator in the 28 April Spanish General Election – and who are currently
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Jailed Catalan MPs to attend parliament Monday and Tuesday

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The Catalan pro-independence leaders who successfully stood for election in the Spanish General Election from prison, will be released on two separate occasions next week
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Jailed MPs to visit Congress on 21 May for swearing in

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Spain’s Supreme Court will allow the five newly-elected Catalan MPs – currently still in custody whilst on trial in Madrid – to swear in and