Deposed Catalan vice-president Oriol Junqueras is among several politicians  awaiting trial for promoting secession via an outlawed referendum and an October 27th unilateral Catalan declaration of independence. File photograph: Paul White/AP Photo

Deposed Catalan vice-president Oriol Junqueras has told magistrates he is “a man of peace” in a bid to persuade them he should be released from prison(...)