Spain: 2 Catalan leaders sent to jail by high court

W/S Police van exits court Two prominent leaders of the Catalan independence were sent to jail Monday night in Madrid while allegations of sedition are investigated. President of Catalan National Assembly (ANC) Jordi Sanchez and the President of Omnium Cultural Jordi Cuixart appeared in Spain’s High Court after an unconditional arrest warrant was issued. They could face jail sentences of... Еще up to 15 years. The pro-independence leaders are under investigation for allegedly organizing the independence referendum of Catalonia on the 1st of October. The results of the referendum were deemed 'illegal' by the Spanish government. Agusti Alcoberro, the vice president of ANC said: “As entities we understand that this trial has had many political contaminations and puts in doubt the judicial independence in the Spanish state.»

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