Catalan separatists

    • Thousands protest in Madrid the planned pardon of Catalan separatists

      Thousands protest in Madrid the planned pardon of Catalan separatists

      Tens of thousands demonstrated in Spain's capital Madrid on Sunday against the planned pardon of Catalan separatists by the left-wing government of PM Pedro Sanchez, news wires reported. The conservative association Union 78 had called for the demonstration. Opposition leader Pablo Casado of the conservative People's Party (PP) called on Sanchez "not to sell out the unity of Spain."

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    • Spanish PM Sanchez favours to pardon Catalan separatists

      Spanish PM Sanchez favours to pardon Catalan separatists

      Spain's PM Pedro Sanchez on Wednesday appeared to be gearing up to grant a pardon to Catalan separatists convicted over a failed 2017 independence bid, a risky move for his minority leftist government which is facing a resurgent right, AFP reported. "There is a time for punishment and a time for harmony," Socialist Prime Minister Sanchez said during a debate in parliament where the possibility of a pardon angered right-wing lawmakers.

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