Former Catalan President Artur Mas On Trial: The Spanish State Against Democracy
On Tuesday February 6th 2017, former Presiudent of the Catalan Generalitat Artur Mas, his Vice-President Joana Ortega and Education Minister Irene Rigau go trial for their involvement in the proxy referendum on Catalan independence. Mas will argue that it was not a referendum but rather a straw poll, literally a participative process, mainly organised by volunteers and that the reasons for the trial are political rather than legal. If found guilty, expect the Catalan authorities to take this before the European Court in Strasbourg and look for international support to allow them to hold a legal binding referendum this autumn.
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