Demonstrators massively passed through Barcelona as a protest against the process of the Catalan separatist leaders. 1
If convicted, some of the leaders may face imprisonment for up to 25 years.
The crisis in Catalonia is believed to be the most serious for Spain after the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975 and the transition of the country to democracy
Shortly after the referendum, the Spanish authorities announced that this was illegal, and the national government imposed a direct command of the semi-autonomous region.
Prosecutor Fidel Kadena told the court that the separatists promote "subversive" constitutional order. "The Spanish Constitution of 1978 spoke of the" indissoluble unity of the Spanish nation. "
But the separatist lawyer, Andrew Van Den Anhed, said the process was "the right to self-determination and the democratic principle."
"There is no international or European law to prevent the separation of a sub-state entity," he added. ] Image copyright
The supporters of those who have been tried seem to agree.
A banner, worn by a protester in the front of a march, read "freedom for political prisoners," another "self-determination is not a crime." 19659007] Speaking during the trial, key indictee Oriol Junkereres dismissed allegations that they were forcible. Thursday.