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Catalonia independence leaders on trial in Madrid ^ | February 12, 2019 | BBC

Posted on 02/12/2019 2:13:12 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper

A dozen leaders of Catalonia's failed 2017 independence bid have gone on trial in Madrid, facing charges including rebellion and sedition.

If convicted, some could face up to 25 years in prison.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs

1 posted on 02/12/2019 2:13:12 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I suspect this is something the government should not do. Like putting Hitler on trial, it merely gives them an opportunity in the spotlight to be a rallying point for their cause. The government would be better served by addressing the cause of the “rebellion.” I’d take that cause to be wealth redistribution from the people who now want to leave to voters in poorer areas. Of course, then the government would have to stop giving away so much of Other People’s Money (OPM.) And, that would result in an entirely different set of issues. The politicians are in the position of fighting a fire on a sinking boat.

2 posted on 02/12/2019 2:56:01 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather

Breaking up Spain is like breaking up the US. No unity anymore.

3 posted on 02/12/2019 6:29:32 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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