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Additional reporting by Reuters and Associated Press. The court sentenced nine separatist leaders from Catalonia to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition over their role in a failed independence bid, triggering protests in Barcelona. March 3, 2020 9:39 pm An EU court rejected jailed Catalan separatist leader Oriol Junqueras’ request to temporarily be released to serve as an MEP while awaiting a final decision in his case. Police last month arrested a group that was allegedly planning to mark this decision with bomb attacks. Twitter Share . Instead, it threw its moral advantage away with the independence declaration. Playing next. That is the worst mistake separatists could make. Catalan separatists took to the streets of Barcelona Monday after many of their leaders were jailed by Spain’s Supreme Court over an attempt to break away from Spain in 2017. Follow. BARCELONA (Reuters) - A jailed Catalan separatist leader was entitled to immunity as a member of the European Parliament, the EU’s highest court ruled on Thursday. Now living in Belgium, he was not among those sentenced on Monday, though an international arrest warrant has now been issued. Two Catalan separatists are jailed. Reuters . Catalan independence is currently one of them. Spain‘s Supreme Court has convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in the secession movement of 2017. Spain’s top court on Friday revoked the semi-open prison regime that had been granted to nine separatist leaders serving time for a failed 2017 independence bid in the country’s northeastern region of Catalonia. Protests across Catalonia . He handed a 13-year jail term for sedition and misuse of public funds. Catalan independence is currently one of them. “We demand freedom for the political prisoners, the exiles, we demand an amnesty as the final stage for all those who have been persecuted,” Quim Torra said in a televised address. By. Reblog. Issued on: 21/05/2019 - 14:27 Modified: 21/05/2019 - 16:59. The attempt to declare independence failed when it received no international recognition and Spain’s government intervened and fired the regional government. 3 years ago | 2 views. Thousands of Catalan separatists call for independence, release of jailed leaders during rally. It could have been very different. Just as Boris Johnson cannot arbitrarily suspend the Westminster parliament, so Puigdemont could not hold a referendum. Jailed Catalan separatists take seats in Spanish parliament AFP 22 May 2019. An opinion poll in July showed 48.3 per cent of Catalans against secession, with 44 per cent in favour. A jailed Catalan separatist leader was entitled to immunity as a member of the European Parliament, the EU's highest court ruled on Thursday. ‘Those now in jail will be hailed as martyrs to their cause and become an inspiration for future generations of separatists.’ Pro-independence protesters hold Catalan flags in Barcelona. Nor can it unilaterally call a binding referendum on the subject. Five Catalan separatist leaders who won election to the Spanish parliament last month were temporarily released from jail on Tuesday to be sworn in as lawmakers. It was the first time the jailed separatists had appeared in public since their conviction in … By EUobserver. Advertising. The trial, which garned international attention, relying on the testimonies of 500 witnesses as well as 50 televised court appearance, has drawn to a controversial close. The jail sentences are for sedition, but their real problem is hubris. Catalan independence is currently one of them. France 24 . That was already obvious on the streets of Barcelona and elsewhere when a unilateral proclamation of independence in the Catalan parliament on 27 October 2017 changed exactly nothing. Six Catalan separatists serving long jail terms for a failed 2017 independence bid were let out on Tuesday to testify at a hearing in the regional parliament. Share. Two key members of Catalonia’s independence movement have been detained pending an investigation into alleged sedition. Browse more videos. Six Catalan separatists serving long jail terms for a failed 2017 independence bid were let out on Tuesday to testify at a hearing in the regional parliament. The independence campaign embraced the tactics of civil disobedience, where people who deliberately flout the law know they may go to jail. Share. As protesters reacted to the sentences by blockading Barcelona’s airport, it was not clear whether calls to avoid violence would be respected. Spanish Supreme Court sentences Catalan separatists to prison, sparking protests Nine separatist leaders were sentenced nine to 13 years in prison by … The public prosecutor had accused all the nine jailed leaders of rebellion charges and sought the longest prison term, 25 years, for Oriol Junqueras, former deputy leader of the Catalan regional government at the time. Jailed Catalan separatists sworn in to Spanish parliament. At the first sight of bloodshed, support would likely shrink so far that their cause could take decades to recover. The country’s written constitution makes both a referendum and independence theoretically possible, in a process controlled from Madrid. Declaring independence ramped up the level of defiance. An EU court rejected jailed Catalan separatist leader Oriol Junqueras’ request to temporarily be released to serve as an MEP while awaiting a final decision in his case. Facebook Count. Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription. The only visible result is a divided Catalan society where explicit support for independence remains below 50%. It was, indeed, the day that an otherwise peaceful and often remarkable separatist campaign derailed itself. Raul Romeva claimed that they had already been enduring pre-trial detention for months and that they are being used to make the political problems chronic. More than 200,000 march in Barcelona, calling for release two separatists leaders detained on sedition charges. Following the news, the leader of the Spanish region of Catalonia demanded amnesty for separatist leaders convicted by the Supreme Court on Monday for their roles in a failed bid to declare independence from Spain in 2017. The Catalan independence movement (Catalan: independentisme català; Spanish: independentismo catalán) is a social and political movement with roots in Catalan nationalism, which seeks the independence of Catalonia from Spain, along with some in the movement supporting the independence of North Catalonia from France and that of other Catalan Countries. How Whatsapp alternatives Signal and Telegram compare on privacy and data, The goodwill mask has dropped as the UK Government turns off the lockdown spending taps, Here's when the new lockdown measures in England could end, and how they'll be reviewed, Rules on meeting others outside and whether you can go for a walk with a friend in lockdown, What happened to Marie-Andrée Leclerc, accomplice to serial killer Charles Sobhraj. Sam Jones. Trial of jailed Catalan separatists ends. That is not a solid basis on which to announce an epoch-defining, existential change to the lives of all 7.6 million Catalans. Reblog. Two key members of Catalonia’s independence movement have been detained pending an investigation into alleged sedition. There are huge practical obstacles to independence, starting with the many hurdles written into Spain’s constitution. 4 min. Oriol Junqueras, who received the longest sentence – 13 years – would have to wait about 15 months before applying. Josep María Tamarit, a professor of criminal law at the Open University of Catalonia, said that in cases where a sentence of five years or more was handed out, a court could stipulate “that half the sentence has to be served before prisoners are eligible for semi-liberty”. Spain's Supreme Court jailed nine Catalan separatist leaders for between nine and 13 years for their involvement in a failed independence bid on October 1, 2017. The Catalan independence movement (Catalan: independentisme català; Spanish: independentismo catalán) is a social and political movement with roots in Catalan nationalism, which seeks the independence of Catalonia from Spain, along with some in the movement supporting the independence of North Catalonia from France and that of other Catalan Countries. Catalan separatists took to the streets of Barcelona Monday after many of their leaders were jailed by Spain’s Supreme Court over an attempt to break away from Spain in 2017. It was the first time the jailed separatists had appeared in public since their conviction in October, and on arrival at the parliament in Barcelona, they were greeted by dozens of supporters who broke into applause, shouting "freedom". What is the story of Catalan independence – and what happens next? Jailed Catalan politicians have taken their seats in Spain’s parliament after being released from pre-trial detention for the occasion. ‘When politicians break the law and cross lines set by the constitution, the courts tell them.’ Carles Puigdemont. Protestors wear Esteladas (Catalan separatist flags) before a demonstration in Barcelona, Spain, November 11, 2017. Jailed Catalan politicians have taken their seats in Spain’s parliament after being released from pre-trial detention for the occasion. Separatism could have built on that. 13. It was also dishonest, since it was based on a referendum in which only one side campaigned. Even when the left is in government, the right normally commands that. Those now in jail will be hailed as martyrs to their cause and become an inspiration for future generations of separatists. 170 shares. Their campaign, in other words, has failed. ome things are impossible. AFP. 21 May 2019. MADRID (AFP) — Spain’s top court on Friday revoked the semi-open prison regime that had been granted to nine separatist leaders serving time for a failed 2017 independence bid in the country’s northeastern region of Catalonia. Overcoming these requires massive support in Catalonia itself; but the separatist leaders who orchestrated a head-on collision with the law never had anything like that. Puigdemont clearly has not. AFP - May 21, 2019 12:57 PM . Nine of the 12 Catalan politicians and civic leaders have been in pre-trial detention for close to two years. Russian agents offered military aid to Catalan separatists at the height of their failed bid to break away from Spain in 2017, according to a judicial investigation in Spain. Jailed Catalan separatists sworn in to Spanish parliament. “I would do it all again,” said Jordi Cuixart, who received a nine-year sentence. Joan Faus and Ingrid Melander. Those convicted can complain to Spain’s constitutional court and then put their case before the European court of human rights in Strasbourg. Afp, Madrid . Issued on: 21/05/2019 - 14:27 Modified: 21/05/2019 - 16:59. Jailed Catalan separatists take seats in Spanish parliament. And even the socialist left, which talks up the idea of a “pluri-national” Spain, has done little to make Spaniards in other parts of the country proud of the languages and cultures that coexist within it. Spain court revokes jailed Catalan separatists’ privileges. But the 2017 declaration of independence threw away the campaign’s moral advantage, Last modified on Tue 15 Oct 2019 11.16 BST. Share. Catalan separatists for several years have held largely peaceful rallies that can reach several hundreds of thousands of people, but recently the most radical activists have disrupted traffic, trains and clashed with police. Grassroots pro-secession groups have previously said that if any of the defendants were found guilty they would organise protests and “peaceful civil disobedience”. In response to the judgment, thousands of Catalans have cut off some of the main streets in Barcelona and other Catalan cities as … euronews (in English) Follow. A Spanish judge has jailed two key members of the Catalan independence movement. Tweet . The separatist leaders convicted on Monday were arrested while other associates fled the country. Another seven separatists are being investigated following their arrest in September on suspicion they were making explosives. 3 years ago | 0 view. People react to results in Catalonia's regional elections at a gathering of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) in Barcelona, Spain December 21, 2017. It was the first time the jailed separatists had appeared in public since their conviction in October, and on arrival at the parliament in Barcelona Saturday, 11 Nov 2017 11:25 PM MYT. The Spanish state looked, and behaved, like an ogre. Their only hope is to keep following the advice of the jailed regional MP and ex-president of the grassroots Catalan National Assembly, Jordi Sànchez. However, such a move would have profound political consequences. Six Catalan separatists serving long jail terms for a failed 2017 independence bid were let out on Tuesday to testify at a hearing in the regional parliament. Six Catalan separatists serving long jail terms for a failed 2017 independence bid were let out on Tuesday to testify at a hearing in the regional parliament. Jailed Catalan separatists to take seats in Spanish parliament. All defendants were acquitted of the gravest charge, rebellion, but leading separatists were quick to condemn the court’s decision and the jailed men sent out messages of defiance, urging people to take to the streets. France 24 . The sight of helmeted, baton-wielding officers beating up peaceful voters played directly into their hands. limelmase. Five jailed Catalan separatist leaders elected to the Spanish parliament last month were temporarily released from prison Tuesday and escorted by police to the assembly to be sworn in as lawmakers. This would force Catalan voters to face reality. The jailed leaders denied the charges, arguing that Catalonia's 2017 secession bid had been non-violent. Police raid houses at dawn in Catalonia Spanish police say they have arrested nine people suspected of planning a series of violent attacks for the anniversary of a divisive referendum. The stiff jail sentences handed down to the leaders of the separatist campaign that peaked in 2017 with a banned referendum, police violence and a fudged declaration of independence make that clearer than ever. When politicians break the law and cross lines set by the constitution, the courts tell them so. Three others were convicted only of disobedience and not sent to prison. Six Catalan separatists serving long jail terms for a failed 2017 independence bid were let out on Tuesday to testify at a hearing in the regional parliament. 0. Spain’s top court on Friday revoked the semi-open prison regime that had been granted to nine separatist leaders serving time for a failed 2017 independence bid in the country’s northeastern region of Catalonia. Behind bars with Catalonia’s separatists Jordi Cuixart, the jailed head of a Catalan NGO, continues to advocate for ‘self-determination’ from prison. Jun 2019, 08:53. This is often a key part of the process, since it provokes the outrage that brings change. Catalan separatists took to the streets of Barcelona Monday after many of their leaders were jailed by Spain’s Supreme Court over an attempt to break away from Spain in 2017. 170 shares. Spain court revokes jailed Catalan separatists’ privileges. A Spanish judge has jailed two key members of the Catalan independence movement. The Spanish government has the power to issue pardons if they are requested and if the person convicted shows repentance for their crime. Many sympathizers wear yellow ribbons pinned to their clothes as a sign of protest. • Giles Tremlett is a journalist and author based in Madrid, Spain’s imprisonment of Catalan leaders is a desperate move that will backfire. Share. Jailed Catalan separatists take seats in Spain’s parliament. In that sense, it is no different to, say, the Scottish parliament. However, the supreme court turned down prosecutors’ request for such an order in the Catalan case. A decision by the separatist Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, to flee the country only served to underline that. Just the idea of being expelled from the EU would probably be enough to secure a resounding victory for remain. 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