Spain’s Supreme Court jails Catalan politicians up to 13 years over 2017 Independence Bid

Eight more politicians will be imprisoned for 9 to 13 years, with around 100 years of jailtime divided between those convicted


Citizens that supported secession from Spain visit a rally called by the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) earlier this month to commemorate the second anniversary of the region’s unauthorized independence referendum

The Supreme Court of Spain found on Monday that nine of the twelve officials, who organized the referendum, were guilty of treason, rebellion, and misuse of public funds.

Oriol Junqueras, who had been serving as Vice President of Catalonia from January 2016 to October 2017, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for his role in organizing the independence referendum in 2017.

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