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Spain's state attorney recommends release of jailed Catalan leader

Spain's state attorney recommends release of jailed Catalan leader

Spain's state attorney on Monday recommended the release of Catalan separatist leader Oriol Junqueras from prison in what was widely seen as a gesture of political goodwill

Amnesty calls on Spain to release two of the jailed Catalan leaders

Amnesty calls on Spain to release two of the jailed Catalan leaders

Amnesty International on Tuesday called for the immediate release of two jailed Catalan leaders, saying that what it described as a "vague" and "overly broad"

Thousands rally in Catalan counter-protest

Thousands rally in Catalan counter-protest

Tens of thousands of people marched Sunday for Spanish unity, staging a counter-rally in Barcelona a day after 350,000 Catalan separatists held a protest over the jailing of nine regional leaders.

Clashes in central Barcelona on fifth day of separatist protests

Clashes in central Barcelona on fifth day of separatist protests

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators waving pro-independence flags poured into Barcelona on Friday, the fifth day of sometimes violent protests over the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders.

Catalan separatist leaders to get up to 15 years in jail

Catalan separatist leaders to get up to 15 years in jail

Spain's Supreme Court plans to convict and sentence Catalan separatist leaders to a maximum of 15 years in prison over a 2017 bid for independence, a judicial source said on Saturday.

Catalan separatists to test strength with Barcelona rally

Catalan separatists to test strength with Barcelona rally

Divided after their failed 2017 secession bid, Catalan separatists will rally in Barcelona on Wednesday in a test of strength before a Spanish court rules on the fate of those who led the independence push.

Catalan leaders deny violence, call for dialogue as trial nears end

Catalan leaders deny violence, call for dialogue as trial nears end

Jailed Catalan separatist leaders denied the prosecutors' charge of inciting violence in the Spanish region's failed bid for independence and used their final arguments in a four-month Supreme Court trial in Madrid to call for dialogue.

Jailed Catalan separatist leaders start hunger strike

Jailed Catalan separatist leaders start hunger strike

Two jailed Catalan separatist leaders awaiting trial for their role in the region's failed bid to secede from Spain began a hunger strike on Saturday to protest over their treatment by Spanish courts, a lawyer for the men said.

Spain prosecutors seek up to 25 years jail for Catalan separatists

Spain prosecutors seek up to 25 years jail for Catalan separatists

Spanish prosecutors called Friday for Catalan separatist leaders to be jailed for up to 25 years on charges of rebellion or misuse of public funds over last year's failed secession bid.

Thousands march in Barcelona to protest jailing of separatist leaders

Thousands march in Barcelona to protest jailing of separatist leaders

Thousands of people began marching in Barcelona on Sunday to protest the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders facing trial on "rebellion" charges.

Britain must stay close to EU, says Cameron

Britain must stay close to EU, says Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron said it was in Britain’s fundamental interest to remain very close to the European Union when it renegotiates a new relationship with the bloc it voted to leave in a referendum last month.