Spain: Barcelona mayor demands release of «political prisoners» Sanchez and Cuixart

Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau condemned the imprisonment of Catalan leaders Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, during a press conference in Barcelona on Tuesday at which she also called for their immediate release. President of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) Jordi Sanchez and President of Omnium Cultural Jordi Cuixart were sent to jail Monday night in Madrid while sedition charges against the pair... Еще are investigated. For Barcelona Mayor Colau «the existence of political prisoners has no place in the current European Union.» She added that the ruling violates human rights laws. Colau expressed her solidarity with the prisoners' families and demanded «the immediate release of Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart,» whom she said «are in prison for political reasons.» Barcelona City Hall is also suspending its «institutional activities» for two days starting Tuesday in solidarity with the two detainees, she said.

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