Posted by on February 12, 2019 4:57 am
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/12/trial-of-catalan-separatist-leaders-begins-in-madrid

Supreme court trial is dubbed the most important since Spain’s return to democracy

Twelve Catalan separatist leaders appeared at the supreme court in Madrid to stand trial over their alleged roles in the regional independence crisis that pitched Spain into its worst political turmoil for four decades.

Dubbed the “most important trial since Spain’s return to democracy” following Franco’s death, the proceedings will investigate the parts senior politicians and civil society group leaders played in the run-up to the independence referendum in October 2017 and the subsequent unilateral declaration of independence.

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