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Protest at the start of the process of Catalan separatists: ‘Decide is not a crime’

A lot of interest at the start of the trial of the twelve politicians who were involved in the illegal onafhankelijkheidsreferendum that on October 1, 2017 in Catalonia was organised. Under the leadership of Catalan president of quimper and lor Torra and chairman Roger Torrent the expressed Catalans their support to the accused. They carried a banner with the words ‘decide is not a crime’, thus referring to the referendum.

Also a delegation Basques, was moved to Madrid slipped, to the struggle for independence of the Catalans to support. In addition, there was also a demonstration of opponents of independence, who, with Spanish flags, their desire for Spanish unity statements.

The twelve accused are already all in the trial. They are risking together 177 years in prison. For nine among them threatens a prison sentence of 16 to 25 years, because they are being accused of rebellion. Three others are accused of disobedience and abuse of public funds and with slightly lighter punishments come down.

Spain also wants the ousted and abroad gevluchtte minister-president Carles Puigdemont, and persecute, but he will stay still in our country, in exile.

Tuesday on the process, only procedural questions are discussed. It is expected that the accused will not take the floor.

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