Spanish court jails Catalan leaders for sedition

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The 12 politicians and activists had all denied the charges.
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Spain’s Supreme Court has sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition over their role in an independence referendum in 2017.

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Three other defendants were found guilty of disobedience but will not serve prison sentences.

The 12 politicians and activists had all denied the charges.

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Separatists in Catalonia were planning mass civil disobedience ahead of the verdict.

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The prosecution had sought up to 25 years in prison for Oriol Junqueras, the former vice-president of Catalonia and the highest-ranking pro-independence leader on trial.

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