August 17, 2018

Amnesty calls for immediate release of jailed Catalan leader (Guardian)

Amnesty calls for immediate release of jailed Catalan leader (Guardian)

Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of a Catalan pro-independence leader who has been in prison for almost four months, saying his continuing detention without charge is excessive and disproportionate.

Jordi Sànchez, the former president of the influential grassroots Catalan National Assembly (ANC), has been in custody since mid-October, when he and another civil society group leader, Jordi Cuixart, were arrested as part of an investigation into alleged sedition in the run-up to the regional independence referendum a fortnight earlier. Read more

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