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Spain: Jailed Catalan leaders appear before Supreme Court in Madrid01:40

Spain: Jailed Catalan leaders appear before Supreme Court in Madrid

Spain, Madrid
April 16, 2018 at 14:03 GMT -00:00 · Published

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 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.

Los líderes independentistas catalanes Jordi Cuixart y Jordi Sánchez, así como el exvicepresidente de Cataluña Oriol Junqueras, comparecieron ante el Tribunal Supremo de Madrid este lunes. Los políticos están acusados formalmente de sedición y rebelión por su participación en el proceso independentista catalán del pasado octubre.

Mientras tanto, varios simpatizantes se reunieron frente al tribunal para mostrar su apoyo a los presos. "Vamos a venir tantas veces como sea necesario para defender los derechos públicos y la libertad”, dijo Ester Capella, senadora de Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya.

El domingo pasado más de 300.000 personas salieron a las calles de Barcelona exigiendo la libertad de los 16 líderes catalanes encarcelados por su participación en el proceso independentista iniciado en Cataluña en octubre del 2017.

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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 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.

Los líderes independentistas catalanes Jordi Cuixart y Jordi Sánchez, así como el exvicepresidente de Cataluña Oriol Junqueras, comparecieron ante el Tribunal Supremo de Madrid este lunes. Los políticos están acusados formalmente de sedición y rebelión por su participación en el proceso independentista catalán del pasado octubre.

Mientras tanto, varios simpatizantes se reunieron frente al tribunal para mostrar su apoyo a los presos. "Vamos a venir tantas veces como sea necesario para defender los derechos públicos y la libertad”, dijo Ester Capella, senadora de Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya.

El domingo pasado más de 300.000 personas salieron a las calles de Barcelona exigiendo la libertad de los 16 líderes catalanes encarcelados por su participación en el proceso independentista iniciado en Cataluña en octubre del 2017.

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