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From The Socialist newspaper, 16 October 2019

Catalonia: Mass protests against punitive political jailings

Catalonia's general strike in defence on the independence vote, 3.10.17, photo Robert Bonet/CC

Catalonia's general strike in defence on the independence vote, 3.10.17, photo Robert Bonet/CC   (Click to enlarge)

The Spanish supreme court has condemned nine leaders of the 2017 Catalan independence referendum to between nine and 13 years in prison.

While cleared of violent rebellion, which could have led to a 25-year sentence, they were found guilty of sedition and misuse of public funds.

Protesters immediately took to the streets in opposition to this punitive political sentence by the Spanish state, and to demand the release of the political prisoners.

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