Catalan separatists' rebellion trial closes | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News
Nine of the defendants are charged with rebellion, including Catalonia’s former vice-president Oriol Junqueras, who risks 25 years in jail. Catalan pro-independence protesters in Barcelona called a demonstration to mark the end of the trial. “This trial is a democratic anomaly,” said one, 25-year-old student Abel Vila, carrying a red and yellow pro-independence flag. Prosecutors retorted that the defendants were on trial for having broken the law, not for their opinions. – Rebellion –One of the most controversial elements of the trial has been the charge of rebellion levelled at nine of the defendants.