‘The crime of sedition no longer exists’: Clara Ponsati released on bail
Former Catalan minister appears at Edinburgh Sheriff Court after handing herself in to Scottish police following a European Arrest Warrant from Spain
- After being released on bail, Clara Ponsati will next appear in court on 12 December
- A full hearing for the former Catalan minister is likely to take place in Spring, 2020, according to her lawyer Aamer Anwar
- Ponsati views the charge of sedition against her as “politically motivated prosecution”
Scottish activists prepare solidarity demonstration as Catalan protests continue
Protests organisers appeal for support across Scotland’s constitutional divide
- Demonstration demanding the release of Catalan political prisoners to take place in Glasgow on 26 October
- Protests continue in Catalonia following the sentencing of nine leading pro-independence figures in lengthy jail terms, and have seen violent clashes with Spanish authorities
In the Cartoon of the Week, Lorna Miller reflects on the wave of protest that has followed the Spanish Supreme Court’s sentencing of Catalan independence leaders.
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'The fight is not over': SNP conference stands in solidarity with jailed Catalan leaders as Clara Ponsati prepares to fight new extradition attempt
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon “appalled” by Catalan trial verdict, as SNP conference gives overwhelming support to emergency resolution of solidarity
Today, the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced nine leaders of the Catalonian independence movement to multiple years in prison on charges of sedition and misuse of public funds. Common Weal has been following the case closely and is appalled by the flagrant contempt of democracy and democratic thought shown by the Spanish Government.