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Carles Puigdemont

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Date of birth December 29,1962
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Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó is a Catalan politician and journalist from Spain. Since 2019 he has served as a Member of the European Parliament.

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Feb 16,2020 7:07 am

protests erupted in Barcelona after Spain's Supreme court nine Catalan separatist leader sentenced between nine and 13 years in prison.

The separatists were convicted of sedition for their role in an illegal independence referendum in 2017.

the Other three were found guilty of disobedience and sentenced, but not incarcerated. All 12 defendants denied the charges.

Large crowds of pro-independence protesters clashed with police in Barcelona International Airport .

Footage showed People trying to break through a police cordon blocking in an area of The Building , while in another, the officers beat protesters with batons and tried to disperse the crowds with gas.

said a total of 108 flights were cancelled on Monday, the Spanish airport authority, Aena.

Violent clashes erupted outside The Airport

thousands of Catalan independence supporters marched in the downtown area, the blocking of some streets and the access to U-Bahn stations.

After the decision, a new arrest warrant for former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont , who live abroad. Mr Puigdemont reported on a press conference that the Catalonians were the victims of a "strategy of repression and revenge".

What happens at The Trial ?

Some of the 12 leaders will be sentenced on Monday leading positions in Catalonia's government and Parliament had endorsed, while other influential activists, and cultural.

During four months of negotiations, you told the court in Madrid that they built the victim of an injustice in a study on "false" charges.

The longest sentence of 13 years handed, Oriol Junqueras , the former Vice-President of Catalonia and of the highest pro-independence leader On Trial for sedition and abuse of public funds.

The Prosecution had sought up to 25 years in prison for Junqueras.

The 12 defendants in the image was issued in the court in Madrid on the last day of their trial in June

The new European and international arrest warrant against Mr Puigdemont for sedition and abuse of public funds.

He fled to Belgium in October 2017, to avoid prosecution, in Spain after the failed independence bid.

What has been the reaction?

Junqueras accused Spain of jailing People for their Political Ideals and promised that the separatists would return, even stronger.

But Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez insisted that the leader had been to jail for criminal acts.

Mr Puigdemont said, the penalties for separatist leader of "100 years" were "a joke".

"Now, More Than ever before. it is react at the time, as never before," he wrote on Twitter and added: "For The Future of Our Sons and daughters. For Democracy. For Europe. For Catalonia. "

who on the road communicates feelings of anger and powerlessness.

"Today , the historical is, you can feel it in the atmosphere. Serious things are happening, we can't stay at home," Oscar Quiles, a 47-year-old Real Estate entrepreneur from the news Agency AFP news agency said.

"The outrage is just too much and it affects too many People ," another protester said. "What you don't know, is that we are very angry and we will not stop. "

People on The Streets of Barcelona to protest against the decision of the court of anger spilled on The Streets of Barcelona

Damian Grammaticas Europe correspondent

The sentences have been handed down, shocked many in the whole of Catalonia. Shortly after they were announced, a small knot of students - banners and flags in the air lifts began to March in Barcelona, in the direction of the courts, where they are collected, during the independence bid two years ago.

anger swirled in the air, along with the sound of whistles and loudhailers. "This is not justice, this is revenge," they cried. Madrid deployed police reinforcements in the region and parts of The City were cordoned off The Streets to traffic.

The Prison sentences given to the Catalan independence leaders were the 25 years prosecutors had sought, in some cases, but they are still an outrage that many Catalans.

The Catalan National Assembly , the mobilizations called for "around The World " - including Britain, France and Germany - in a tweet with the hashtag #StandUpForCatalonia.

Others used the hashtag to post footage of students marching in protest against the sentences moments later, they were announced on Monday.

condemned, in the Meantime, both Fc Barcelona and the Catalan football Federation, the detention, and called for "dialogue and negotiations" to The Situation to solve.

in order to be in solidarity with the leaders and their families.

Over the weekend, hundreds of protesters gathered in The City .

In 2017, the police and the demonstrators fought in The Streets , when in Catalonia, Pro-independence leader of the Spanish Constitutional Court went ahead with the referendum, the findings are already illegal.

Who was convicted?

Other separatists-to get guide to terms of imprisonment for sedition have been.:

The Nine leaders, who have already spoken in custody for months, were free of a serious charge of rebellion

The other three defendants were previously released on bail.

During their closing arguments, the said in June, defenders in court, their clients, the fees, the added of rebellion and riots, but refused the lesser charge of disobedience, the have seen, you could be prohibited from public office but avoid prison.

As you have in court?

prosecutors argued that the unilateral Declaration of independence was an attack on the Spanish state and accused of some of the parties involved in a serious act of rebellion.

she also said that the separatist leader misused public funds, while the Organisation of the referendum in 2017.

prosecutors argued the leaders had carried out a "perfectly planned strategy. on the rupture of the constitutional order and the independence of Catalonia" is illegal.

Forcadell, the former President of Parliament, who accused the reading of the independence-a result, on 27 October 2017, also, that the parliamentary debates on the independence, in spite of the warnings of the Spanish Constitutional Court .

Some of the leaders in an interview with the BBC prior to the study, said the proceedings were of a political nature. Any violence, she said, was committed on the part of the police and against you, the voters in a RAID, which made headlines around The World .

Three weeks after the 2017 vote, the Catalan Parliament declared an independent Republic.

Madrid stepped in to impose that fled their rule on the region, and several of the Catalan leader, or have been arrested.

What the controversy is behind the Catalonia -?

the Catalan nationalists have long complained that their region, which controlled a history of nearly 1,000 years, sends too much money to the poorer parts of Spain, from Madrid.

The wealthy region is home to about 7. 5 million People , with their own language, Parliament, flag and anthem.

In September, One in March in Barcelona in support of Catalonia's independence from Spain drew crowds of over 600,000 People - One of the lowest voter turnout in the eight-year history of the annual Rally .

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