Jailed Catalan political leaders to face Madrid trial
Catalan political prisoners set to appear before top court soon on charges of rebellion and sedition
By Beyza Binnur Donmez
Imprisoned Catalan leaders accused of rebellion and sedition are expected to be transferred to the capital Madrid soon to stand before the Supreme Court, according to the Spanish daily La Vanguardia.
Nine Catalan political prisoners, including former vice-president of Catalonia Oriol Junqueras, Catalonia's presidential candidate Jordi Turull, Raul Romeva, Josep Rull, and Joaquim Forn, will be taken from prisons in Barcelona, Girona, and Tarragona for their trial which is set to begin on Jan. 29 or Feb. 5.
Junqueras and Forn have been held behind bars since Dec. 2017 while Turull, Romeva, and Rull have been incarcerated since Mar. 2018 after the
Spain dissolved the Catalan parliament and called fresh elections
Ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont fled Spain to Belgium before he was briefly held in Germany for 12 days under a European arrest warrant. After being released, he headed back to Brussels where he has been living in exile since then.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.