Front row from left: Joaquim Form, Raul Romeva, Oriol Junquera, second row from left: Josep Rull, Jordi Turull, Jordi Sanchez, third row from left: Dolors Bassa, Carmen Forcadell, Jordi Cuixart, back row from left, Meritxell Borras, Santiago Vila, and Carles Mundo during the trial at the Spanish Supreme Court in Madrid on February 12, 2019. Photo: AP

Spain’s divisions laid bare as Catalan separatists’ trial starts

  • 2017 attempt to declare Catalonia’s independence followed referendum carried out in defiance of judicial ban and angered much of the rest of Spain
  • Twelve defendants are on trial but none expected to speak on first day, which is being broadcast live on television
Topic |   Spain

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Front row from left: Joaquim Form, Raul Romeva, Oriol Junquera, second row from left: Josep Rull, Jordi Turull, Jordi Sanchez, third row from left: Dolors Bassa, Carmen Forcadell, Jordi Cuixart, back row from left, Meritxell Borras, Santiago Vila, and Carles Mundo during the trial at the Spanish Supreme Court in Madrid on February 12, 2019. Photo: AP
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