Spain: Jailed Catalan leaders appear before Supreme Court in Madrid

Former Catalan leaders Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez as well as former Vice President of Catalonia Oriol Junqueras were summoned to a procedural hearing at the Supreme Court in Madrid on Monday, where they are set to be formally charged with sedition and rebellion. Cuixart, Sanchez and Junqueras were imprisoned and charged with sedition in the aftermath of the Catalonian Independence... Еще Referendum. As supporters gathered outside the courthouse, member of Republican Left of Catalonia Ester Capella said: «We will come here as many times as necessary in defence of public rights and freedom.» «We understand that this is a political procedure, as we have said many times, that has nothing to do with the law. The only violence that has existed in Catalonia is the violence exercised by the State,» she added. On Sunday, more than 300,000 people took the streets of Barcelona demanding the release of the 16 imprisoned Catalan leaders.

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