14 Oct 2019

Protests after Catalan independence leaders jailed in Spain

The former president of Spain’s Catalonia region has condemned the long prison sentences handed down to leaders of the 2017 separatist movement, calling them unfair and inhumane.

Carlos Puigdemont fled to Belgium two years ago and is now the subject of an international arrest warrant.

Crowds of pro-independence supporters have clashed with riot police at Barcelona’s airport as they protested against the verdicts.