Hong Kong protesters plan to rally on Thursday evening to show solidarity with people demonstrating in Spain’s wealthiest region of Catalonia over jail sentences handed out to nine separatist leaders.
Spain’s Supreme Court is expected to issue a verdict on Monday in the controversial case of 12 Catalan leaders over their role in a failed 2017 independence bid that sparked the country’s worst political crisis in decades.
Spain’s Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to prison terms of between nine and 13 years for sedition for their role in a failed 2017 independence bid.
Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez made a direct appeal to the Catalan president to condemn the violence.
Nine Catalan separatists were detained in Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia early on Monday for planning violent actions, Spanish police said.
Spain’s Socialist party pledged on Monday to act fast to form a government after its leader and acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez gambled on a repeat election that on Sunday night resulted in no clear winner but a surge for the far right.