Spain: Scores of MPs demand release of detained Catalan leaders in Congress

Scores of MPs from the Unidos Podemos, PdeCat and ERC parties held up posters in support of detained Catalan independence leaders Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart in parliament in Madrid on Wednesday. The posters demanded the mens' freedom and described them as «political prisoners». President of the Congress Ana Pastor called the MPs to order. Sanchez and Cuixart were taken into custody by... Еще the Spanish national court on Monday night and are being investigated for their role in October's independence referendum, which was deemed 'illegal' and 'unconstitutional' by the Spanish government.

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