Jordi Sanchez

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 Jordi Sanchez, who has been in prison since September, awaiting trial for sedition, rebellion and misuse of public funds. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

Spain’s supreme court has refused to grant special leave to jailed pro-independence leader Jordi Sànchez, blocking his bid to be sworn in as Catalan p(...)

Carles Puigdemont: his choice of  Jordi Sànchez as an alternative candidate  is likely to be contentious. Photograph:  Josep Lago/AFP/Getty

Carles Puigdemont’s announcement on Thursday that he would step aside and allow another candidate to attempt to become Catalan president has brought t(...)

Catalan National Assembly president Jordi Sánchez, who is under investigation for sedition and rebellion, arriving  at a court in Madrid. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images

A plan by pro-independence parties to make a jailed independence activist the new Catalan president is staunchly opposed by the Spanish government, wh(...)

A man attends a concert organised by the pro-independence Catalan National Assembly to demand the release of jailed Catalan cabinet members, at Plaza Espanya square in Barcelona  on Sunday. Photograph: Javier Barbancho/Reuters

The campaign ahead of Catalonia’s December 21st election begins on Tuesday, with the pro-independence movement still bruised by its recent failed atte(...)

 Former Catalan regional parliament speaker Carme Forcadell, with other members of the Catalan parliament, was ordered to appear in court under alleged charges of rebellion and sedition. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

Spain’s state prosecutor on Thursday requested that the Supreme Court remand in custody four former members of Catalonia’s parliament who are being in(...)

Deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont in Brussels, Belgium. His lawyer has already said his client will fight extradition without seeking political asylum.

A Spanish judge has issued an international arrest warrant for Catalonia’s deposed president a day after she jailed eight members of the region’s sepa(...)

 Dismissed Catalan cabinet members  arrive at Spain’s high court   after being summoned to testify on charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds. Photograph:  Reuters/ Susana Vera

First the Catalan parliament, then the Spanish government, now the judiciary. In the last few days, each of these institutions has used the most drast(...)

Carles Puigdemont: ousted Catalan leader said he fled Spain for fear he and his government wouldn’t get a fair trial. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Carles Puigdemont’s public appearances in recent weeks have been a litany of enigmatic and often confusing statements which have compounded the brinkm(...)

Pep Guardiola lamented a ‘sad day for democracy’ after the Spanish prime minister declared Catalonia would be stripped of its political autonomy. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has lamented “a really sad day for democracy,” after the Spanish prime minister declared Catalonia would be stri(...)

 People wave Catalan independence flags after listening to a  statement by Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont, in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is considering declaring independence or calling elections as a response to the Spanish government’s decision (...)

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